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^Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 
^City and County of San Francisco 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and AgendaoocUMENTS DEPl 

Thursday, June 19, 2003, 4:00pm JUN 1 2 2003 

1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Rooo^ N francisco 

San Francisco, CA public LIBRARY 



Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy 

Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th 
Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular 
business hours. 



Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of STAC may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 
Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the 
Whole does not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, June 19, 2003, 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street (6th Floor Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Review and adopt Engineering and Maintenance Committee 
(EMC) Minutes of March 20 and April 24, 2003 

(Discussion/Action) 


4:01 


3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


5. 


Revision of DPT Sidewalk/ Driveway Violation Flyer 

(Discussion/Action) 


4:15 


6. 


Breda Maintenance Concerns (Discussion/Action) 
Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering 


4:20 


7. 


Performance of Lift-U Equipment on 6200, 8200 and 8300 
Series Coaches. Jerking/Lurching during Breda LRV 
Operations (Discussion/Action). 
Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering 


4:40 


8. 


Third Street Light Rail Project Update (Discussion/Action) 
Dennis Tsai, Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail, Construction 


5:00 


9. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion/Action) 


5:20 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/Action) 


5:25 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



Attachment: 

Agenda Item 2 - EMC Draft Minutes for March 20, and April 24, 2003 

Agenda Item 5 - DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



August 2003 

• Traffic Management System/Ocean Avenue Project Signalization. 

• Traffic Signalization System at St. Francis Circle 

• Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal 
Railway Central Offices. 

Quarterly/bimonthly updates 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations 
on projects status (segments/phases completed, under 
construction, and still being planned; funding status including 
allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and 
identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Pending Topics for Discussion: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary). 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC interaction. 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation. 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 
City and County of San Francisco 



^Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

^ FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

of AUG 2 2 2003 

Regular Meeting 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, June 19, 2003, 4:00-5:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The meeting was called to order by Nia 
Crowder (Chair) at 4:020 p.m. 

EMCS Members Present: Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Linton Stables, Daniel 

Weaver. 

EMCS Members Absent: Bruce Oka 

Muni Staff Present: Michael Chinn (Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering), 

Vincent Harris (Deputy General Manager, Construction), Dennis 
Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail, Construction), 
Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

2. Review and adopt Engineering and Maintenance Committee (EMC) Minutes of 
March 20 and April 24, 2003 (Agenda Item 2 - Discussion/Action). The Chair indicated 
that the Committee had no changes to the minutes. Steve Ferrario moved the following 
motion, which was seconded by Linton Stables: 

Motion: The EMCS adopt the EMC minutes of March 20 and April 24, 2003. 

The motion unanimously passed. 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Bruce Oka 
absent. 

3. Public Comment (Agenda Item 3). The Chair noted no members of the public present 
and attending Council members made no comment. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4 - Discussion/ Action). The Chair indicated that 
today's meeting is the Committee's first meeting as the Engineering, Maintenance and Safety 
Committee (EMCS) since the Council's Committee restructuring. Ms. Crowder acknowledged 
that the functions of the Safety, Training and Accessibility Committee (STAC) were 
incorporated into the EMCS. She commented that changing the Committee meeting to occur 
on a regular bi-monthly interval should provide: 



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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting, Thursday, June 19, 2003 

• Adequate time in notifying Staff and interested Council Members of agenda topics 
should be experienced. 

• Increased Council Members participation regarding EMCS agenda items of individual 
interest. 

5. Revision of DPT Sidewalk/ Driveway Violation Flyer (Agenda Item 5 - 
Discussion/Action). The Chair referred Committee Members to the attachment to Agenda 
Item 5. Ms. Crowder stated that Council members, specifically Dorris Vincent, had expressed 
that the Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer's graphics explicitly show both acceptable and 
unacceptable sidewalk/driveway parking situations. Daniel Weaver commented that the 
graphics should also depict more of a San Francisco street scene rather than that of a 
suburban neighborhood. 

Linton Stables volunteered to take digital photographs of at least three different 
situations where vehicles are in violation of the sidewalk/driveway parking code. 
He stated that he would submit photos to the Committee in support of the 
Committee drafting a recommendation to the Council. The recommendation 
should stated that the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) use the digital 
photographs in developing graphics for the flyers that better illustrate 
sidewalk/driveway parking violations in San Francisco. 

The Chair stated that Agenda Item 5 would be calendared as an agenda item for 
the Committee's August meeting. 

6. Breda Maintenance Concerns (Agenda Item 6 - Discussion/Action). The Chair 
introduced Michael Chinn (Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering). Ms. Crowder 
stated that Mr. Chinn was present to specifically address maintenance concerns regarding 
the Breda Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) as communicated by Steve Ferrario. 

Steve Ferrario stated that it had come to his attention that serious problems have surface 
concerning the Breda LRVs. He asked Mr. Chinn to identify what he considered as being 
serious problems and what measures were being taken to remedy the situation. 

Mr. Chinn stated that there are two unrelated areas that have been identified and action has 
been taken. The first issue had to do with a past practice of running the vehicles beyond the 
5,000 or 6,000-miles maintenance period if there was a need to make service. Mr. Chinn 
explained that, almost a year ago and before the last California Public Utility Commission 
(CPUC) Audit, an order was given that no vehicle would be in service beyond 10% of its 
maintenance time. LRV-IIIs still in warranty have a 5,000-miles maintenance increment. If 
the vehicle had gone beyond warranty a 6,000-miles modified maintenance was scheduled 
which could not to be exceeded. Mr. Chinn commented that this significant change impacted 
some service and Green Division sometimes was unable to make morning pullouts. He 
commented that there has been no violation of the order since that time. 

In response to Mr. Ferrario inquiries as to the number of cars in warranty and the number of 
cars out of warranty, Mr. Chinn stated that all LRV-IIs are out of warranty - a total of 57. A 
few of the first LRV-IIIs are out of warranty. In total there are 149 cars with an anticipated 

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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting, Thursday, June 19, 2003 

delivery of the last two cars in June and July, respectively bring the total number of cars to 
151. Roughly, 60 cars are out of warranty with the balance in some form of warranty. 

Mr. Chinn commented that the second area identified concerned doors, steps and step 
extensions as a primary cause of service delays. A survey was completed in May 2002 in 
which a month's worth of data indicated that a focus on these areas (doors, steps and step 
extensions) were necessary. Because vehicles were operating about 900-miles between 
failures, a special program was undertaken. Ten (10) vehicles were disassembled to the 
point nearest original design configuration. It was determined that there were some quality 
issues from the original manufacture point as well as some maintenance issues regarding 
components Muni installed. Results of the special programs proved that nine (9) of the (10) 
vehicles are operating at about 2,400-miles between failure. Mr. Chinn stated discussions 
are occurring to perform work on doors, steps and step extensions throughout the fleet. 
Ongoing discussions with Breda regarding the vehicles still in warranty are taking place. A 
presentation has been scheduled, sometime next month (July), for Michael Hursh (Deputy 
General Manager, Maintenance) and Fred Stevens (General Manager) regarding the 
improvements that clearly justifies additional manpower is required to do the work. 

In response to Mr. Ferrario's inquire about reliability issues concerning the screw-drive in the 
top of the doors; Mr. Chinn stated that in nine (9) of the drives to vehicles in the special 
program some missed location caused binding and fraying was discovered. He explained the 
mechanics of a coiled cable that in some instances wrong parts were installed, i.e., six-feet 
of cable was being coiled where there should only have been about four-feet of cable. He 
commented that a real opportunity for better cleanliness concerning the screw-drive and the 
pneumatic systems for the steps was exposed. 

Mr. Ferrario expressed concern regarding the deteriorating yokes to the articulated section of 
the Breda Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs). He stated that based on information received, yoke 
failures are starting to become a regular occurrence throughout the fleet. Mr. Ferrario 
expressed the opinion predicated on the age of the vehicles and the number of miles, 
ultimately all the vehicles would experience malfunctions and a shortage of vehicles would 
greatly affect Metro service. 

Mr. Chinn stated that with regard to the yokes and as discussed during the Committee's 
meeting of March 20, 2003 - Agenda Item 8, steps have been taken that address this issue. 
He stated that there is clearly a design issue with the car body. Initial thought was that the 
malfunction was a wield quality problem identified in the LRV-IIIs, which was considered a 
process problem that had been isolated. Muni Maintenance found cracks in the very first 
vehicles received from the manufacture and Breda was advised and subsequently 
instrumented Car 1407. Muni Maintenance re-wielded every vehicle that had a crack. The 
fleet is currently at the configurations of their drawings. 

Strain gages were applied to Car 1407 in and around the yoke and the horn area to measure 
the stresses within the metal during normal operations in every conceivable configuration 
(instrumented). Three iterations of data collections were performed and problems were 
noted. Breda speculated that the malfunction resulted from the resilient pins being too stiff 

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and installed revised pins. Stress testing data indicated that even with the revised resilient 
pins stress numbers were too high. 

He explained that steel structures are designed for infinite life - something beyond probably 
10 billion-cycles. Stresses were seen in the car body that was more in the million-cycle - 
several orders of magnitude earlier than what are acceptable. In the interest of 
completeness, using water the vehicle was loaded with gross vehicle weight and data was 
collected data. 

Mr. Chinn stated that Breda is reviewing instrumented data and would engineer a 
modification. Breda stands by its original letter that indicates with the cars wielded to 
original configuration the cars should be acceptable for 60 to 100,000 miles of operations. 
Muni performs routine inspections of the malfunctioning area of the vehicles and is not in 
any imminent danger. Mr. Chinn expressed the view that a repair plan probably would be 
implemented in the October/December (2003) timeframe. 

In response to Mr. Ferrario's questions concerning actual change in the design repair plan, 
Mr. Chinn stated that work on the car body and the resilient pin area is anticipated. 

Mr. Ferrario asked if the design repair was considered a warranty issue by Breda even 
though the cars themselves are out of warranty? Mr. Chinn stated that the car body of a 
Breda vehicle is warranted for its life. The yoke malfunction is clearly a design issue and 
Breda is working to resolve this issue. 

Mr. Chinn commented that Breda might file a complaint about the track. Specific areas on 
the K-Line have high elevations and high vehicle stress numbers were recorded in these 
areas. He explained that the elevation torques the car body faster than the car body can 
react. The tracks are built to a standard, but he is very comfortable that the traction is 
Breda's problem. A review considering what is a good solid fix for Muni and the LRV might 
have to be made. 

Responding to Mr. Ferrario's questions regarding the weight of the Breda LRV accelerating 
the malfunction, Mr. Chinn expressed the opinion that although possible, he does not believe 
that the weight of the car and the yoke malfunction are directly related and that the weight 
of the vehicle contributed to the malfunction. However, the idea exist that possibly 
discovering accelerated wear in something else that has yet to be identified could have 
contribute to the problem. 

Mr. Chinn agreed with Mr. Ferrario's assessment that the repair plan would resolve the issue 
before it becomes a major problem and enough spare cars are available to effect repairs 
without impacting service. Mr. Chinn stated the 15 additional vehicles identified for future 
service along Third Street would have to be deployed; the vehicles would be used to offset 
vehicles taken out of service for repair. 

The Chair stated that the Committee would calendar the topic Breda Engineering 
Modifications/ Design Repair Plan Update as an agenda item for Committee's 
November meeting. 

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Mr. Ferrario expressed concern regarding reports of water leakage in the articulated section 
of the Breda Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs). He made reference that the leakage was possible in 
the HVAC. Mr. Chinn indicated that he was unaware of this issue but would conduct 
research. 

Mr. Chinn addressed Mr. Ferrario concerns regarding a past pantograph/overhead wire 
incident that occurred in the subway between Van Ness and Church. Mr. Chinn stated that 
Muni has begun investigating the possible use of an auto drop pantograph and retrofitting 
the fleet to such a configuration. He explained the mechanics and operations of the current 
pantograph (support arm and shear pin) system. 

Mr. Ferrario referenced the Boeing pantograph operations in which a semi-automatic 
pantograph disengaging function was apparent. 

Vince Harris (Deputy General Manager, Construction) commented that the downing of 
overhead wire as it relates to pantograph interface could have happen as a result of a 
number of problems such as the profile interface between the rail and what happens at the 
overhead itself. A major project for Muni in the next 18 months is the change out of all the 
overhead wire in the subway. Mr. Harris explained that a flexible overhead wire system is 
being designed as opposed to today's rigid system which would allow for more flexibility in 
case there are interfaces that become problematic. 

The Chair noted for the record that Mr. Harris and Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, 
Third Street Light Rail, Construction) were present as participants in the 
Committee's discussions. 

Mr. Ferrario asked if there a specific reason that Muni is not operating three-car trains in the 
subway? He commented coupling and uncoupling of cars at West Portal was a standard 
practice. Reinstating this practice would improve service and provide more efficient train 
operations. Mr. Chinn affirmed that he is not aware of the rational behind the actual 
scheduling of trains and there are no technical/engineering reasons for not operating three- 
car trains. 

Mr. Tsai suggested that the Committee refer concerns regarding the coupling 
issue to Muni Operations. 

The Chair recommended that the Committee refer the issues of coupling of cars to 
the Council's Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) for discussion. 

7. Performance of Lift-U Equipment on 6200, 8200 and 8300 Series Coaches. 
Jerking/ Lurching during Breda LRV Operations (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). 
The Chair introduced the agenda item by stating that Bruce Oka (PMCS/Council Member) had 
commented in April that he had noticed for several consecutive months that various service 
lines in particular with the new 6200 buses, the 60-foot articulated buses' disabled lifts 
frequently were not properly functioning. Mr. Oka had observed a disabled rider being stuck 
for about forty minutes on a 38-Geary Line bus lift. Mr. Oka also had provided commented 
that Transit Operators frequently attempt to resolve the mechanical problems by recycling 

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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting, Thursday, June 19, 2003 

the lift's system but once the lift is in process the bus cannot move and service delays have 
occurred. Comments previously submitted by Mr. Oka recommended that Maintenance 
develop a check of the lifts before vehicles are placed in service. 

Mr. Chinn stated that the Lift-U equipment on the articulated and the standard Neoplans is 
the same equipment as on the ETI's and Newflyer Trolley Coaches. There are pneumatic 
maintenance requirements for all the equipment. As part of the morning departure 
requirements, the Operators are required to cycle the lift before the coach is deployed. Any 
malfunctions occurring during the course of the day are reported by the Transit Operator by 
their submitting an 0-1 written report. The report is cycled through Maintenance for 
servicing reported malfunctioning lift equipment. Mr. Chinn stated prior to attending the 
Committee meeting a listing of 0-1 had been requested and it was determined that there 
was not an inordinate number O-ls having been submitted. 

Mr. Chinn stated that he would recommend to the Maintenance Deputy General 
Manager that a reiteration to the Starter Shift Checkout of the vehicles include 
deployment and inspection of Lift-U equipment as written. Mr. Chinn 
recommended that the Committee forward a letter in support of his 
recommendation. 

The Chair stated that the Committee would forward a letter in support of Mr. 
Chinn's recommendation. The Chair indicated that she would contact Mr. Oka 
requesting his input and submit the draft letter to Council Secretary for 
preparation. 

In response to Mr. Ferrario's question regarding the percentage of vehicles in service to 
number of vehicles that do not have accessible lifts, Mr. Chinn stated that the standard 
electric Flyers do not have lifts. About 120 of those Flyers should be retired between now 
and December. The ETI production plan has Muni receiving all of the articulated and 
standard coaches by December and coaches are being retired one for one. 160 coaches 
have been received and ultimately 273 would be received. Muni should be fully lift equipped 
by the start of next year. System-wide, not more that 30% of vehicles in service are not 
lifted equipped and non-equipped lift vehicles numbers are diminishing daily. 

Jerking/Lurching during Breda LRV Operations: 

The Chair commented that the topic had been referred to the Committee and was not 
considered a safety issue but an overall consideration of a rider's personal comfort. Mr. 
Chinn stated that having reviewed speed/distance traces for the LRV, the last few feet 
deceleration rate is very quick and consistent. Mr. Chinn explained that the last few feet 
represent one wheel revolution and the vehicle just stops. The situation is not an 
uncontrolled situation and is not an unsafe situation as defined by best practices. 

The Chair extended her thanks to Mr. Chinn for addressing the Committee. 



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The Chair advised Mr. Chinn that the Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 
update would be scheduled as an agenda item for the Committee's August 
Meeting. 

8. Thfrd Street Light Rail Project Update (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Tsai 
provide the Committee an updated handout on the status of the Third Street Light Rail 
Project (attachment). Mr. Tsai stated that his presentation would address the project's 
status; update on the Third Street Light Rail Project - Initial Operating Segment (ISO). He 
stated that the Third Street Project is the largest element of Muni's Capital Improvement 
Program and the project consisting of two phases. 

• Phase I - Initial Operating Segment (IOS). Comprised of 5.4 miles of surface 
rail beginning at 4th & King Streets over the 4th Street Bridge connecting to Third 
Street, south through Mission Bay Development, Central Water Front, and Bayveiw 
Hunters Point, crossing over on the US101 overpass into Visitacion Valley, and 
terminating at Sunnydale Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard with a turn-back tail track 
system. Metro East Maintenance Facility would have the initial ability to store and 
maintain 80 LRVs, and a projected acquisition of 15 LRVs are included for service 
along the Third Street corridor. Funding via San Francisco County Transit Authority 
(SFCTA) Proposition B Sales Tax. 

Mr. Tsai stated the concept is continuing for the development of an Intermodal terminal and 
eventually when consensus develops such a terminal would be constructed east of Sunnydale 
Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard. 

Mr. Tsai explained that track, overhead, system-wide elements (telecommunications, closed 
circuit televisions, emergency and phones), improvements in landscaping (adding of trees 
along the entire corridor), underground utilities relocation (sewer system, water supplies, 
and Auxiliary Water Supply Service [AWSS] for firefighting), street paving from sidewalk-to- 
sidewalk, and Arts enrichment are incorporated along the IOS alignment. Up to 2% of 
construction budget would be set aside for Arts enrichment as part of a City's ordinance. 

In response to Mr. Weaver's question regarding the total amount of funds for Arts 
enrichment, Mr. Tsai stated based on negotiations with the Arts Commission approximately 
$2.7M was set aside for Arts enrichment. 

The Council Secretary stated that Committee Members would be provided copies 
of a booklet on the Third Street Light Rail Youth Arts Program. Mr. Tsai commented 
that local community participation and ownership regarding the art projects were included. 

Overall, the Third Street Light Rail IOS alignment encompasses: 

- 19 station stops averaging about two-block separation between stations with 

varying center and side platforms. 
- 3 vice 4 Traction Power Substations would be installed as a result of postponing 
the Intermodal Terminal. 

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- Stage 1 Metro East Facility (a 13 acre maintenance facility and vehicle storage 
site). 

Mr. Harris commented that the 19 station stops are high platform stations with canopies. 

Mr. Tsai stated that Revenue Service should begin in 2005. The Metro East Facility is being 
constructed under a construction management/general contractor approach with completion 
in 2006. A committee has been convened to develop strategies for implementing service, 
i.e., determining bus service north and south of the termination of the Third Street Light Rail 
alignment. It is anticipated that the service plan would be presented to the Executive 
Director on June 27th and subsequently to the Transportation Authority (TA) as well as to 
the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). 

In response to Mr. Weaver's question regarding the outcome of a Joint TA CAC/MTA CAC 
meeting on the Third Street Light Rail Project Budget, Mr. Harris stated that the new budget 
was approved and Muni Construction is currently proceeding under that current budget. He 
also stated that a budget update would be presented to the TA CAC in July and to the TA 
Board in August for approval. The update would request certain changes to the budget and 
additional assumptions would be made. 

Responding to Ms. Crowder's inquiry as to what specifically would be provided to the TA 
CAC, Mr. Harris stated that the TA CAC would: 

- Review the complete Third Street Light Rail Project Budget from Conceptional 
Engineering through Construction. 

- Discussion the handling of adjustment relative to design cost, when the Intermodal 
Terminal should be funded and how funding would be accomplished, and repayment 
of land cost for the Metro East Facility. 

Mr. Harris stated that the budget update is not currently complete. The EMCS 
could receive a presentation on the budget update once it is fully developed. 

The Chair requested that the Council Secretary notify the EMCS and the Council of 
the date in July the TA CAC would review the Third Street Light Rail Budget. 

Mr. Harris stated that the TA CAC budget review would take place on the 4th 
Wednesday of the month (July 23rd) at 6pm, 100 Van Ness, 25th Floor in the TA's 
Office. 

Responding to Ms. Crowder's question concerning discussion regarding the planned urban 
improvements/beautifications along the corridor, Mr. Harris stated that urban 
design/landscaping concepts are not an issue. 

Mr. Tsai stated that Muni has assembled a Committee to reassess the type of Ticket Vending 
Machines (TVMs) desired and some form of TVM would be implemented. There is an opinion 
that the current TVMs are not the most effective and efficient units. The Committee is 
considering a recommendation to the Executive Management to withhold the funding amount 

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for TVMs and set funding aside for a future large-scale TVM study and acquisition rather than 
acquiring current TVMs. 

Mr. Weaver asked if patrons would be able to conveniently purchase ticket at the platform? 
Mr. Tsai stated that ultimately platform ticket purchase would happen, however, at this time 
it has not been determined by a timeline when the TVMs would be installed on Third Street. 
Mr. Tsai explained that if the study and acquisition of the overall TVM system extends two, 
three, four years, then installation of TVMs would be delayed. Proof of Payment (POP) 
would be enforced vis-a-vis fare payment. 

Mr. Tsai stated that Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) are included in the current plan. 

Mr. Tsai provided the Committee an overview of the Construction Segments & Schedules as 
follows: 

Segment A - 4th Street Bridged (Muni Construction cost $1.3M [by DPW]). Managed by 
Department of Public Works (DPW). Construction was postponed and began in May vice in 
January 2003 due to an endangered fish species-spawning season within Mission Creek. 

Segment B - Mission Bay (Construction Cost $20M). Managed by Muni and construction has 
been underway since May 2002. 

Segment C - Central Waterfront (Construction Cost $42. 2M). Construction began in January 
2003. 

Segment D - Bayview/Hunters Point (Construction Cost $31M). Construction began in 
December 2002. 

Segment E - US101 Crossing (Construction Cost $37M). Construction began in October 
2002. 

Segment F - Visitacion Valley (Construction Cost $14.4M). Notice To Proceed (NTP) issued 
effective June 16, 2003. 

Segment H - Substations (Construction Cost $8.4M). Construction began August 2002. 

Segment J - Finishes & Systems (Construction Cost $23. 5M). NTP issued with an effective 
date of June 23, 2003. 

In response to Mr. Ferrario's question regarding how Revenue Service would begin, Mr. Tsai 
stated that operations could not begin until Segment J was completed. He explained that 
Segment J included the telecommunications; CCTV and Train Control Supervisory Control and 
Data Acquisition (SCADA) System, which are the last elements of the project, and completion 
is expected in mid-2005. Mr. Harris that platform conditions and systems were placed under 
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Mr. Ferrario asked if the system would completely operate under automatic train control? 
Mr. Tsai stated that the system would operate under line of site using Transit Operators. 
The LRVs will traverse along the middle medium of the street under dedicated right of way 
crossing intersections controlled by signals. 

Mr. Tsai briefed the Committee on awarded contract cost, associated cost for both change 
orders pending and change orders to date as requested by the Committee during its March 
20, 2003 meeting. The following information regarding change orders cost was provided: 

• Segment B - Mission Bay. Change orders to date in the amount of $716,838.00 
primarily from underground work. 

• Segment C - Central Waterfront. Construction has just begun and no change order 
cost projections are anticipated at this time. 

• Segment D - Bayview Hunters Point. Construction began in 2002 with substantial 
changes encountered, i.e., sewer, telecommunications lines, and hazardous soil 
handling, etc. An anticipated $1.5M in change orders pending. 

• Segment E - US101 Overcrossing. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) assumed 
approximately $1M of the $1.16M in change orders pending. Additional sewer line 
work requested by the Commission. 

• Segment F - Visitacion Valley. No anticipated changes. 

• Segment G - Rail Purchase. The Award Price of $3.8M+ should more than 
accommodate storage fee associated with early deliver of needed rails. 

• Segment H - Substations. Underground obstacles and pylon installation difficulties 
incurred. $614,000.00 in anticipated change orders pending. 

• Segment J - Finishes & Special Systems. No projected additional cost at this time. 

• Segment K - Poles & Lights. Contract modified by $96,000 to acquire additional 
components (i.e., $10,000.00 spent to acquire custom made poles with double arms 
to address neighborhood concurs for better lighting). 

• Segment L - Duct Banks & Underground Utilities. Replacing ducts under Mission and 
Islais Creeks. Change orders to date: $1,450,000.00 with $2000,000.00 in change 
orders pending. 

Mr. Tsai commented on the number of underground obstructions encountered affecting 
Segment L. He explained in detail the construction technique used in building the duct banks 
and an incident involving a break in the Southeast Treatment Plant clean affluent discharge 
line. 

• MME (Muni Metro East) - Site Preparation. Completed with a reduction in price by 
about $400,000.00. 

• MME - Storage Yard & Facilities. Undergoing the pre-qualification Request for 
Quotes (RFQ) with bids due July 8th at 2:00pm. 

Responding to Ms. Crowder question as to claims submitted by any of the residents or 
business along the corridor, Mr. Tsai He explained that changes orders strictly apply to 
contract work and such claims are processed separately. 



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Mr. Stables commented, understanding that some reserve for change orders is necessary it 
appears that savings obtained in the differences between the Awarded Price as compared to 
the Engineer's Estimate might covered the estimated cost of $17M for the Intermodal 
terminal. Mr. Tsai explained that some of the Engineer's Estimates actually exceeded the 
July 2002 Budget. He explained that the budget was based on a preliminary estimate 
developed under the Conceptional Engineering Report completed in 2000. The final 
Engineer's Estimate is the latest update based on completed detailed designs of all plans and 
specifications ready for bid. 

Mr. Harris mentioned that the cost discussed applies only to construction cost. The budget 
encompasses all cost, i.e., support cost (internal staff, external consultant, right of 
acquisition, etc). 

Third Street Construction Outreach Program 

Mr. Tsai provided the Committee an overview of the program by stating the goals of the 
program was to maximize corridor employment opportunities and provide timely public 
information on construction. As a result of the outreach program: 

• 59 individuals have been placed in construction positions of which 49 of the 59 
individuals reside within the project corridor (zip codes 94102, 94107, 94124). 

• Muni Construction Management Team placed 25 individuals of which 10 participate in 
the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) Program. 

Mr. Tsai acknowledged that hiring for Segments F, J, and Muni Metro East has not begun. 
He commented that the Executive Director made a commitment to hire at least 50 individual 
from along the project corridor. Muni has met and intent to exceed this goal. 

• The goal of 25% of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractor hires has 
been met of which 12% of DBE subcontractor hires were awarded to local 
subcontractors along the project's corridor. 

Mr. Tsai stated that a very extensive program with a number of Community Based 
Organizations (CBOs) was established in meeting local hiring goal along the project's 
corridor, i.e., Young Community Developers, Visitacion Valley Job Training and Education, 
Mission Hiring Hall, Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, etc. Mr. Harris commented that the 
CBOs were place in two categories - lead and referral CBOs. 

In response to the Chair's request for a list of the local subcontractors, Mr. Tsai 
stated he would provide the Committee a listing of the local subcontractors 
through the Council's Secretary. 

Community Public Relations Program 

Mr. Tsai stated that Muni Staff frequently attends local community organizations meeting. 
Information on construction schedules, work methodology, project updates, obstructions, 
and pedestrian access/safety is provided to the public. 

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In response to the Chair's concern regarding pedestrian safety and community notifications 
of construction obstructions and heavy equipment operations, Mr. Tsai stated that an on-site 
public relations firm, The Allen Group (TAG), has addressed safety awareness concerns at 
church and community groups meetings. Additionally, there are five pedestrian monitors 
assigned along the commercial corridor within Bayview Hunters Point for monitoring 
pedestrian access/safety at critical traffic areas affected by construction. He stated that a 
contract modification has been submitted to the TA Staff for expanding the pedestrian 
monitor program. 

Mr. Weaver expressed concern about LRV Revenue Service operations prior to the 
completion of Muni Metro East and its impact on the Green Light Rail Facility. Mr. Tsai stated 
that there has been significant discussion with Maintenance and Operations. Mr. Harris 
stated that a task force has been convened from Construction, Maintenance and Operations 
to determine how the service would work. 

Mr. Ferrario asked if the overhead wires were capable of handling both trolley poles and 
pantograph? Mr. Tsai stated that the design parameters for overhead wires include the 
ability to handle trolley poles and pantograph as well as accommodating the historic rail cars. 
The only exception is that the historic cars are on the six-inch platform as opposed to the 29 
3 1/2 inch platforms. He commented that width and length clearances have also been taken 
into consideration relative to platform requirements. 

• Phase II - New Central Subway (NCS). Approximately 1.4 miles of underground 
construction: Third Street across Market Street, up Geary Boulevard towards 
Stockton Street, turning North up Stockton Street under the tunnel, and ending at 
Clay and Stockton Streets. The NCS comprises of 4 subway stations, Metro East 
Facility Expansion (20 LRVs), and projected acquisition of 10 LRV to service the 
Mission Bay Area alignment as ridership develops with 5 to 7 LRV for service along 
the NCS corridor. Funding is expected from Federal and State agencies. 

In response to Ms. Crowder's question concerning Federal and State funds coming from 
Bridge Tolls, Mr. Tsai stated that the current Short Range Operating Plan call for Federal 
funding in combination with some State funding. He was unsure if Bridge Toll revenues 
were identified. 

Mr. Harris stated that the Construction Division, in terms of implementation, has between 45 
and 55 Capital Projects from early stages of conceptional engineering through construction. 
He added that the Conceptional Engineering Team consists of City, i.e., Muni, Department of 
Public Works and Bureau of Architects, and Private Consultant Staffs, and the Construction 
Division have clearly defined responsibilities. 

The Chair extended her thanks to both Mr. Harris and Mr. Tsai for attending today's 
Committee meeting. 

9. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Agenda Item 9 - 
Discussion/Action). 

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Ms. Crowder - Council Secretary notify the EMCS and the Council of the date in 
July the TA CAC would review the Third Street Light Rail Budget. 

Ms. Crowder - Mr. Tsai provide the Committee a listing of local subcontractors for 
the Third Street Light Rail Project. 

Mr. Stables - Obtain a copy of Jose Cisneros (Deputy General Manager, Planning 
and Legislative Affairs) presentation that provided a status update concerning 
Muni's Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization given to the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board on June 19, 2003. 

Mr. Stables - Suggested that the EMC recommend to the MTA CAC Chair that parts 
of the Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) functions be consolidated into the 
EMCS. 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Agenda Item 10 - 
Discussion/Action). 

Mr. Stables - Commi ttee hold discussion with Jose Cisneros (Deputy General Manager, 
Planning and Legislative Affairs) concerning Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for 
Proposition B Reauthorization. 

Mr. Ferrario - Breda Engineering Modifications - Design Repair Plan Update 

(October). 

Ms. Crowder - Third Street Light Rail Update (December). 

11. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 5:43pm. 

Attachment: 

Agenda Item 8 - Third Street Light Rail Project - Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' 
Advisory Council Engr. and Maint. Committee - Construction Division 
Municipal Railway City & County of San Francisco (June 19, 2003) 



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' FRANCISCO 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC>ibrary 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, August 21, 2003, 4:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 



Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy 

Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, August 21, 2003, 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street (6th Floor Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Adopt Engineering and Maintenance Committee (EMCS) 
Minutes of June 19,2003 [Attachment] (Discussion/ Action) 


4:01 


3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 


4. 


Report of the Chair 


4:10 


5. 


Church Street Track Switch [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 
Wai Tom, Signals/Communications/Track Maintenance [Muni] 
(Note: Referred from MTA CAC meeting of August 7, 2003) 


4:15 


6. 


Traffic Management System/Ocean Avenue Project 
Signalization (Discussion/ Action) 
Brian Dusseault, Traffic Engineering Division [DPT] 


4:30 




7. 


Traffic Signalization System at St. Francis Circle (Discussion/ 
Action) 
Brian Dusseault, Traffic Engineering Division [DPT] 


4:45 


8. 


Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) 
and the Municipal Railway Central Offices (Discussion/ Action) 
Jim Nelson, Facilities Planning & Real Estate [Muni] 


5:00 


9. 


Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update (Discussion/ 
Action) 
Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering [Muni] 


5:15 


10. 


Revision to DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer 

(Discussion/Action) 
Linton Stables, EMSC Member [MTA CAC] 


5:20 


11. 


Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General 
Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift 
Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of 
Lift-U Equipment as Written (Discussion/Action) 
Nia Crowder, EMCS Chair [MTA CAC] 


525 


12. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion/Action) 


5:30 


13. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 


5:35 


14. 


Adjournment 


5:40 



Attachment: 

Agenda Item 2 - EMSC Draft Minutes for June 19, 2003 



Agenda Item 5 - Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison) email of August 8, 2003 



Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



November 2003 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update 

December 2003 

Third Street Light Rail Update Update 

Quarterly/ bimonthly updates 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations 
on projects status (segments/ phases completed, under 
construction, and still being planned; funding status including 
allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and 
identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Pending Topics for Discussion: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

..FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

D . °r, ., JAN 2 6 2004 

Regular Meeting 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Thursday, August 21, 2003, 4:00 public library 

1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room 
San Francisco, CA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council, Engineering, Maintenance & Safety 
Committee (MTA CAC EMSC) was held on Thursday, August 21, 2003, at 4:08 pm. 

EMSC Members Present: Nia Crowder (Chair), Bruce Oka (arrived at 4:10pm), 

Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver. 

EMSC Members Absent: Steve Ferrario. 

Council Members Present: Norman Rolfe. 

Municipal Railway (Muni) Staff Present: Wai Tom (Signals/Communications/Track 
Maintenance), Jim Nelson (Facilities Planning & Real Estate), Michael Chinn (Senor 
Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering), Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) Staff Present: Brian Dusseault (Traffic 
Engineering Division), Lorraine Fuqua (Acting, MTA Liaison for DPT). 

The Chair stated as a matter for the record, Mr. Ferrario's absence was excused. 

2. Adoption of Minutes (Agenda Item 2 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Stables moved the 
following: 

Motion: The EMCS minutes of June 19, 2003 are adopted. 

Following a discussion of Agenda Item 9, Committee Members' Questions/Information to the 
draft minutes, the Committee agreed that Mr. Stables' comment should be changed as 
follows: 

Mr. Stables - Suggested that the EMSC recommend to the MTA CAC Chair that parts of the 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) functions be consolidated into the EMSC. 

The Chair then called for a second to approve the minutes as amended, which Mr. 
Weaver seconded. 




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The motion to adopt the EMCS minutes of June 19, 2003 as amended passed. 

Nia Crowder, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka absent. 

Mr. Oka arrived at this time. 

3. Public Comment (Agenda Item 3). The Chair called for public comment on any item 
within the jurisdiction of the MTA CAC but not identified as an agenda item. The Chair 
advised Ms. Paula Fraser that here comments would be taken when Agenda Item 5 was 
called. No public comment was given at this time. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4 - Discussion/Action). Ms. Crowder commented 
that the Committee would keep to its schedule of meeting every other month from 4:00pm 
to 5:30pm. Per Mr. Oka's request, the Committee discussed the possibility of adjusting the 
time it meets a half hour later to accommodate Mr. Oka's commute from the Muni 
Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) meeting that precedes the EMSC meeting. The 
Committee agreed not to change its meeting time, but the Chair decided that should Mr. Oka 
have difficulty in arriving on time at the Committee's next meeting, the Committee would 
revisit the possibility of adjusting its assembly time. 

5. Church Street Track Switch (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). The Chair stated 
that Agenda Item 5 had been referred from the Council's meeting of August 7th. Ms. Paula 
Fraser, a resident of San Francisco, had previously expressed her concerns to the Council 
regarding the safety condition of the track, rail switch, and track bed located in front of her 
residence on Church Street. The Chair recognized Ms. Fraser who was asked to give a brief 
overview regarding her concerns. Ms. Fraser commented that she believed that it had been 
concluded that the track area in front of her home was safe and Muni track maintenance 
workers had performed some repairs to the tracks last week. However, she expressed the 
opinion that the short time the repairmen were present repairs could not have possibly been 
adequate enough to fix the problem. Ms. Fraser commented that vibrations levels as the 
Breda Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) pass in front of her home continue to be significantly 
greater, at least two-to-three times than those of the Boeing LRVs. Ms. Fraser expressed the 
opinion that as the vehicles traverse along the trackway the Breda LRVs are causing damage 
to her home, creating cracks in the driveway, sidewalk, foundation, etc. She described what 
she considered the negative effects the Breda LRVs are having on her home, her 
observations regarding the movement of the vehicles as the LRVs travel along the trackway, 
and the noise the vehicles emitted. She also expressed concern about LRV Transit Operators 
frequently not observing the stop sign late at night at the intersection of Day and Church 
Streets when vehicles are in an "out of service" status en route to the yard. 

Wai Tom (Signals/Communications/Track Maintenance) explained that the Superintendent of 
Track Maintenance and he evaluated the crossover near Ms. Fraser's home. He pointed out 
that the crossover is a very old type of design. Mr. Tom provided a detailed description of 
preliminary track work done and the track maintenance to be performed on the crossover 
near Ms. Fraser's home. He stated that repairs should reduce the noise and bouncing of the 
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Monday, August 25 th . He commented that the maintenance work would be done over a few 
weeks in attempts to not disrupted services. 

Mr. Oka expressed the opinion that the Breda LRVs are heavier than the Boeing vehicles and 
the tracks are just not made to hold the extra weight. Mr. Oka asked if Muni had any plans 
to replace the tracks in the area of Day and Church Streets, and along the J-Line in this area. 
He commented that the broken pavement in the area adjacent to the tracks creates a safety 
hazard for wheelchair users. In response to Mr. Oka's question, Mr. Tom stated that there 
might be some future plan regarding rail replacement in the area but the issue regarding rail 
replacement should be addressed to Muni Construction/Engineering. The Chair directed 
that Mr. Oka's question be forwarded for an appropriate response. 

The Chair asked Mr. Tom to provide an update regarding this matter at the 
Committee's next meeting scheduled for October 16 th . 

Mr. Tom stated that he would notify Operations regarding Transit Operators 
allegedly running the stop sign late at night at the intersection of Day and Church 
Streets when transiting in an "out of service" status back to the yard. He stated 
that he would request that Transit Inspectors observe LRV Transit Operators 
activities in the area. 

Ms. Fraser expressed her thanks to the Committee for their assistance in addressing her 
concerns. The Chair extended an invitation to Ms. Fraser to attend the Committee's October 
16 th meeting. 

Mr. Stables commented that there should be some other way to provided a response to 
residents' concerns than their having to attend a number of Council/Committee meetings. 
The Chair explained that Ms. Fraser could also contact the Council's Secretary who would 
provide her an explanation regarding the Committee's/Muni's actions concerning this matter. 

On behalf of the Committee, the Chair extended thanks to Mr. Tom for attending today's 
meeting and Muni responding so quickly to Ms. Fraser concerns. 

The Chair stated that Agenda Items 6 and 7 would be read together and asked Brian 
Dusseault (Traffic Engineering Division [DPT]) to address both agenda items. 

6. Traffic Signalization System at St. Francis Circle (Agenda Item 7 - 
Discussion/Action). Mr. Rolfe commented that rail service is often delayed at St. Francis 
Circle. Mr. Weaver professed that he had previously purported that it was his understanding 
that Muni has a way of overriding the traffic signals at St. Francis Circle allowing LRVs to 
immediately travel through the intersection. He stated that he had heard that the override is 
inoperative and that LRVs receive a crossing signal following every second signal. 

Mr. Dusseault explained that the intersection operates on an inserted, actuated phase 
activated by the LRV. The LRV, not the operator, activates a (preemption) switch on a 
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intersection. There are opportunities during the ninety-second cycle of the traffic signal 
controller for which the LRV receive the phase to traverse the intersection. Due to the 
number of LRVs traveling through the intersection it may appear that the vehicles are being 
served every other cycle. 

Mr. Weaver and Mr. Rolfe commented that they had observed the Transit Operators 
activating a "K" or "M" button. Mr. Dusseault stated he had no knowledge of what the LRV 
operators might have been activating. 

In response to Mr. Weaver's question regarding the Transit Operators activating a signal 
preemption button during the temporary use of the "K" bus service when construction on the 
K-Line was in progress, Mr. Dusseault commented that quite possibly something might have 
been configured for the buses to be able to actuate the phase. He explained that DPT's 
(traffic) controller only receives the signal that the LRV is in position to be serviced during 
the ninety-second cycle. He advised that Muni Operations could better address their 
comment and question regarding this matter. 

7. Traffic Management System/Ocean Avenue Project Signalization (Agenda 
Item 6 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Weaver inquired about the controller cabinets designed, 
size and placement, and if the Department of Public Works (DPW) reviewed the selection 
process. Mr. Dusseault responded that DPT selected the location for the controller cabinets 
and DPW prepared the design phase. He explained that DPT typically selects the location of 
the controller cabinets based on the following: 

• The perspective of the electricians who services the intersections and their need to 
have the best visibility to observe traffic and to safely reactivate the signal when 
necessary. 

• Minimal impact on sidewalks. 

• Attempts to install cabinets all on the same side of the street were interconnect 
communications cables are located. 

Mr. Dusseault commented that Mr. Weaver and groups had worked on the project for quite 
some time, and no one truly knew what the sidewalks would look like until near the project's 
completion. He commented that most of the controller cabinet locations are located well. 

In response to Mr. Weaver's questions concerning the controller cabinets designer, size and 
the policy concerning the location where the cabinets were to be installed on the sidewalks, 
Mr. Dusseault stated that DPT designed the cabinets around 1999/2000. DPT regulates the 
design of the cabinets and the cabinets were a modification of existing CalTrans cabinets. 
The cabinets' size was selected basically to accommodate future equipment, i.e., preemption, 
video detection, and variable message boards as needed. He stated that he was not aware 
of any specific policy as to where controller cabinets are to be located. The controllers 
cabinets are generally installed two feet back from the face of the curb to: 

• Prevent the cabinet from being struck by a vehicle, which would create a greater 
problem. 

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 

• Allow the remainder of the sidewalk up to the cabinet, a distance of at least five feet, 
as clearance for pedestrian use. 

Mr. Dusseault remarked that he believed that there are guidelines that specifically identify 
restrictions on where cabinets can be placed. He commented that DPT works very closely 
with DPW. DPW prepares DPT's electrical designs and DPT residential engineers inspect the 
various projects. Typically, DPT chooses the corner and approximate location for the 
cabinets' locations and DPW prepares the final design. 

Mr. Stables expressed the opinion that in future planning a singular agency should be 
charged with regulating sidewalk furnishings and equipment, i.e., cabinets, news racks, 
poles, signs, benches, etc, anything that is installed on public sidewalks. 

Mr. Oka expressed the opinion that DPW should not have any control over the design of the 
controller cabinets; however, the placement of the cabinets is under the direct jurisdiction of 
DPW. 

Mr. Weaver commented that he hoped that DPT would analyze the Ocean Avenue Project 
and lessons learned could be applied to future projects regarding the placement of controller 
cabinets in relationship to the sidewalks and intersections, and pedestrian need for sidewalk 
access. 

Mr. Stables asked about the possibility of the controller cabinets becoming smaller in the 
future as miniaturized electronic components become available. Mr. Dusseault commented 
that DPT is actively researching smaller cabinets. 

Lorraine Fuqua (Acting, MTA Liaison for DPT) introduced herself to the Committee at this 
time. She explained that she had been recently asked by Gerald Norman (Executive 
Director, DPT) to take a more active role acting as the liaison between DPT and MTA, and to 
try to help facilitate better communications. She explained that her proposal to Mr. Norman 
would be that she would attend all meeting in which DPT staff was attending to ensure DPT 
follow-up is properly directed within the Department. Ms. Fuqua stated that any and all 
request should be sent to her through the Council's Secretary or Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC 
Liaison) for routing to DPT for an appropriate response. 

Ms. Fuqua commented that as she understood the Committee's concerns 
regarding controller cabinets, as DPT researches and conclusions are reached 
regarding possible installation of smaller cabinets, the Committee should receive 
updates on this matter. 

Mr. Weaver commented that San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) has been examining the issue 
regarding sidewalk furniture for a number of years. He stated that his position is that 
utilities boxes should either be replaced with underground facilities or made into some type 
of useable piece of street furniture off the public right of way. Mr. Weaver suggested that 
quite possibly utilities boxes could be located near bus stops if made into benches which 
would serve two purposes. 

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The Chair extended her thanks to both Mr. Dusseault and Ms. Fuqua for coming and 
addressing the Committee. She commented that the discussion provided clarification as to 
which City agency is responsible for selecting and regulating the size of the controller 
cabinets (DPT) and which City agency is responsible for the placement of the controller 
cabinets along City streets (DPW). The Chair stated that the Committee continues to be 
concerned about the size of the cabinets and looks forward to receive updates regarding 
DPT's research into the possibility of installing smaller cabinets. 

Noting that staff had not arrived for discussion of Agenda Item 8, the Chair called 
for Agenda Item 10. 

8. Revision to DPT Sidewalk/ Driveway Violation Flyer (Agenda Item 10 - 
Discussion/ Action). Mr. Stables stated that he had not taken the digital photographs of 
specific sidewalk parking violations that should be used to illustrate illegal parking situations 
in the City. He stated that there are about five (5) situations of which the driving public 
assumes is acceptable regarding sidewalk and driveway parking, that it was his intent to 
provide photos of these situations to the Committee, which would be forwarded to DPT 
recommending the Department revised the Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer. 

Mr. Oka commented that vehicle sidewalk and driveway obstructions are violations that are 
listed in the California Department of Motor Vehicle Code (DMV). 

Mr. Rolfe suggested that an illustration should include a pedestrian slipping on an oil deposit 
left from a vehicle that had illegally parked on the sidewalk. 

Ms. Fuqua asked that the finalized recommendation should be forwarded to her for 
coordination of DPT's response. 

The Chair called Agenda Item 8. 

9. Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the 
Municipal Railway Central Offices (Agenda Item 8 - Discussion/Action). The Chair 
asked that Jim Nelson (Facilities Planning 8i Real Estate) provide the Committee an update as 
to the integration of DPT and Muni Central Offices. Mr. Nelson commented that most of the 
process has involved locating a building. He stated that the Tenderloin Neighborhood 
Development Corporation owns a Vi block parcel of land from Market to Mission on the west 
side of 10 th Street, across from the Furniture Market. He explained that the Corporation has 
a developer that plans to build 400 units of affordable housing on the Mission Street side of 
the location and the plain is to support the affordable housing with an office building on the 
Market Street side. The building would be a City office building since there is no market for 
private office buildings in the current economy. Mr. Nelson commented that the Mayor's 
Office along with the City Architect have been working on this plan for quite some time. It is 
anticipated that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be authorized on the building. 



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In response to Mr. Stables question concerning adequacy of building space, Mr. Nelson 
responded that Muni requires 200,000 square feet and the build would be well over 400,000 
square feet. The building would accommodate both Muni and DPT's planned Command and 
Control Center. He remarked that the City has not committed as to which agencies would be 
housed in the building, but a list of agencies are being consideration and Muni is at the top 
of this list. Mr. Nelson commented that the City and County of San Francisco has a need for 
one million square feet of office space in the Civic Center Area to move agencies such as 
Muni out of leased office spaces. He explained that between Muni and DPT over $4.6M a 
year is spent in office rental. It is expected that the building would become an ownership 
between the City and Muni once the certificates of participation have been paid off for the 
cost of the building. 

Current discussions with representatives from the City Architect's Office, DPT and Muni's 
technicians from Central Control met to only consider the base cost of the building 
incorporating any extraordinary cost within the building for extra cabling, conduit, raised 
floors, and etc. 

In response to Mr. Rolfe's questions concerning Muni's Central Control at West Portal, Mr. 
Nelson explained that much of the equipment (routing computers) would have to remain 
with a possible small staff to effect repairs as necessary, however, the function and staff 
would relocate to the new building. He added that current location of Central Control is far 
too limited and any expansion is prohibited due to neighborhood concerns. He expressed 
the view that the Executive Director desires that Central Control operate from the main 
administrative building. 

The Chair requested that Mr. Nelson keep the Committee apprised of any 
problems that the Council could assist in addressing by submitting a 
recommendation. Mr. Nelson recommended that the Committee receive an 
update regarding the integration of DPT and Muni Central Offices in January 
2004. 

The Chair extended the Committee's thanks to Mr. Nelson for coming and updating the 
Committee regarding this matter. 

The Chair called for Agenda Item 9. 

10. Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update (Agenda Item 9 - Discussion/ 
Action). Michael Chinn (Senor Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering) commented that the 
Committee was aware of the elements of the program and the fundamental deliverable to 
the community is the final report, which is to be completed in October 2003. Since the 
preliminary report, the program's focus has been on reliability information and test vehicles 
experiences at other properties. Performance numbers contained in the preliminary report 
have also been validated. 

Mr. Chinn stated that the next major milestone would be to deliver sometime in November or 
December the procurement specification to Muni management. The procurement 

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specification would focus on two alternative fuel propulsion types - diesel electric hybrid as a 
primary and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) in direct injection applications as a secondary. 

The Chair requested that Mr. Chinn define the procurement specification and review 
processes, any type of hearing process, and anticipated Council involvement. Mr. Chinn 
stated that the process is to first develop the technical specifications in parallel working with 
City Staff, Purchasing and the City Attorney, to develop the terms and conditions for the 
procurement process. Once that technical specifications document is at a 95% completion, 
internally it would be released from Fleet Engineering to other areas within Muni for 
consideration of fleet integration and general vetting from other relative experts, such as 
Maintenance, Operations, etc. One the document is at a point for release for industry 
comment; Muni would announce to the Municipal Transportation Agency Board (MTAB) that 
the specification could be release to industry. Mr. Chinn stated that at this point, the 
document would be shared with the Committee, which could be anticipated in January 2004. 

Mr. Stables asked if the LNG procurement proposal included a fueling station? Mr. Chinn 
stated that the fueling station would be an addition. The related LNG facilities considerations 
would be administered by Muni's Construction and would be initiated at the same time the 
procurement process. He stated that there has been continuing discussion of locating a 
fueling station at Islais Creek that could accommodate different fueling needs. 

Mr. Rolfe asked how the gas is maintained in a liquefied state on buses? Mr. Chinn explained 
that basically liquefaction is maintained through a thermos bottle effect. The gas is 
vaporized between the fuel tank and the actual injection. Using a high pressure direct 
injection maintains a diesel cycle as opposed to an auto cycle which provides much more 
torque for a given engine size. 

Mr. Weaver inquired as to Muni and the Transportation Authority (TA) previous different 
positions concerning the AFFP. Mr. Chinn commented that reliable service is obvious, but 
Muni has continued the last several months to intensify its focus on clean air as its objective. 
Mr. Chinn commented that through a series of outreach efforts that explain Muni's proposal 
for achieving clean air, as originally envision as a program in the late 1990's, and by allowing 
the procurement of diesel-electric hybrids with the possibility of considering the addition of 
some LNG to the fleet in the future, the relationship is converging. 

Mr. Stables inquired as to the position of the Independent Oversight Committee's (IOC) 
regarding the AFFP. Mr. Chinn commented that Muni has had continuing meeting with the 
IOC, a group of environmentalist. An understanding has developed with the IOC that Muni is 
not adverse to clean air. The IOC has begun to comprehend Muni's original reluctance to 
introduce a fuel type and methodology of operating equipment that would not have worked 
in San Francisco. 

Responding to Mr. Oka's concern about alternative vehicles reliability to operate in San 
Francisco unique topography, Mr. Chinn stated from an operational perspective, reliability is 
Muni's number one concern. Muni is only interested in testing vehicles that can successfully 
negotiate San Francisco steep streets. Diesel-electric vehicles are rated in kilowatts 

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equivalent to a trolley coach when pulling the hills. Should Muni pursue LNG vehicles the 
vehicles would be configuration in such a way that produces 1,050 feet pounds of torque 
required for negotiating hills. 

The Chair stated that the Committee would schedule another AFPP update in 
January 2004. Ms. Crowder extended the Committee's thanks to Mr. Chinn for addressing 
the Committee's concerns. 

The Chair called for Agenda Item 11. 

11. Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager 
Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include 
Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written (Agenda Item 11 - 
Discussion/ Action). Ms. Crowder stated that she is still working on the draft and defer 
Agenda Item 11 to the Committee's next meeting. 

12. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Agenda Item 12 - 
Discussion/ Action). 

Mr. Oka - Does Muni have any plans to replace the tracks in the area of Day and Church 
Streets, and along the J-Line in this area? 

13. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Agenda Item 13 - 
Discussion/Action). The following items are to be scheduled for the Committee's 
Octoberl6th meeting: 

• Church Street Track Switch Follow-up. 

• Revision to DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer. 

• Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending 
Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection 
of Lift-U Equipment as Written. 

• All future diesel to trolley conversions include consideration of undergrounding 
overhead utility wires along the entire route. 

• Third Street Light Rail Update - Construction Budget Presented to TA CAC; Work 
Stoppage; Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/Contracting Issues (Minority 
Contracting, Use of Community Based Organizations (CBO) as First Source Hiring 
Point/Rotating Pools). 
Discussion to hold Special Meeting of EMSC in November. 



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14. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 5:37pm. 



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^Citizens' Advisory Council 
City and County of San Francisco 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 4:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 



Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy 

Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th 
Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular 
business hours. 



Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of STAC may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 
Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the 
Whole does not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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401 VAN NESS AVENUE-ROOM 334 -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 



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This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest Muni 
Metro stop is Civic Center station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923- 
6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street (6th Floor Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Adopt Engineering and Maintenance Committee (EMCS) 
Minutes of August 21,2003 [Attachment] (Discussion/ Action) 


4:01 


3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 


4. 


Report of the Chair 


4:10 


5. 


Church Street Track Switch Follow-up (Discussion/Action) 
Wai Tom, Signals/Communications/Track Maintenance [MunTL 


4:15 


6. 


All Future Diesel to Trolley Conversions Include Consideration 
of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along the Entire 
Route (Discussion/Action) 


4:30 


7. 


Third Street Light Rail Update (Construction Budget 
Presentation to San Francisco County Transit Authority 
Citizens Advisory Committee (TA CAC); Work Stoppage; 
Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/Contracting Issues 
(Minority Contracting); Use of Community Based 
Organizations (CBO) as First Source Hiring Point/ Rotating 
Pools) (Discussion/ Action) 


4:45 


8. 


Revision to DPT Sidewalk/ Driveway Violation Flyer 

(Discussion/Action) 
Linton Stables, EMSC Member [MTA CAC] 


5:15 


9. 


Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General 
Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift 
Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of 
Lift-U Equipment as Written (Discussion/Action) 
Nia Crowder, EMCS Chair [MTA CAC] 


5:20 


10. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


5:25 


11. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 


5:30 


12. 


Adjournment 


5:40 



Attachment: 

Agenda Item 2 - EMSC Draft Minutes for August 21, 2003 



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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



November 2003 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update 

December 2003 

• Third Street Light Rail Update 

January 2004 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Procurement Specification 

• Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal 
Railway (Muni) Central Offices 

Quarterly/bimonthly updates 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations 
on projects status (segments/ phases completed, under 
construction, and still being planned; funding status including 
allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and 
identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Pending Topics for Discussion: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 




City and County of San Francisco 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 4:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
DEC " 1 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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The regular meeting of the Engineering, Maintenance & Safety 
Committee was cancelled due to no quorum being met. 

Members : 1 2-0 1 -03 All : 32 RCVD 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 
Council Members not members of this Committe e: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy, 

Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 

NOTES: Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of STAC may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, this 
Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does 
not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco 
CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at 
donna hall@sfqov.org . 

Persons interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance may contact Ms. Hall or may view 
and print it from the web site www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine/ordinance.htm . 

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [San Francisco Campaign and Governmental 
Conduct Code § 2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Ave Ste 3900, San 
Francisco CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; website www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 
Citizens' Advisory Council, Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 VAN NESS AVENUE-ROOM 334 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94102-4524 
»(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




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City and County ofJSan Francisco 
^Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Formerly Engineering and Maintenance Committee [EMC]) 

Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Thursday, November 20, 2003, 4:00pm N0V 1 4 2003 

1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room SAN FRANC | SCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 

11-1 4-03P04 : 5 1 RCVD 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy, 

Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 

The Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) [formerly the 
Engineering and Maintenance Committee [EMC])] will not hold a regular meeting, 
Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 4:00PM. No agenda for this meeting was 
posted and distributed in advance. 

Please contact Vincent Dunlap (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 should you have 
any questions. 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's 
website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may 
attend Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, 
this Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the 
Whole does not constitute final Council action. The full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 






The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 
Citizens' Advisory Council, Municipal Transportation Agency 

401 VAN NESS AVENUE-ROOM 334 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94102-4524 
S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415)5 54-4103 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

Meetings are held at 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest Muni 
Metro stop is Civic Center station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923- 
6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle 
rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent 
Dunlap at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate 
these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are 
posted on Muni's website at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to 
Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at 
Donna Hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, 
fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 
-Municipal Transportation Agency DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

^Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) 

DEC 1 5 2003 
< Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) SAN FRANC | SC0 

' PUBLIC LIBRARY 

" Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 

The regular meeting of the Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory 

Council, Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) has been cancelled. 

No Agenda has been posted concerning this meeting. 

Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy (Chair), 

Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



NOTES: 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of this Committee may attend 
Committee meeting. In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee 
shall act as a Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute 
final Council action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue - Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

B(415) 554-6873 FAX (415)554-4103 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

Meetings are held at 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest Muni Metro stop is 
Civic Center station. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent Dunlap at least 
72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on Muni's website at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554- 
7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. 
Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, 
Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Cancellation of Regular Meeting DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

for 
Thursday, January 15, 2004 JAN 1 6 2004 

1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

' . V ' SAN FRANCISCO 

ana PUBLIC LIBRARY 

I e -3 Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

f° r . -16-04 PC ; :47 RCVD 

Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. 

** t t\U 4 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

< 7t I oH San Francisco, CA 

(No Agenda was posted for the regular meeting of the EMSC for Thursday, January 15, 2004.) 

Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Ellen Hayes, Daniel Murphy (Chair), 

Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




DISABILITY ACCESS 

Meeting held at 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room), San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage 
(entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on Muni's website at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac and are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554- 
7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall@>ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, 
Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Rescheduled Regular Meeting 
Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 4:00p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 
1 


Adopt EMSC Minutes of August 21, 2003 [Attachments] 
(Discussion/ Action) [Attachments] 


4:01 


3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 


4. 


Report of the Chair 


4:10 


5. 


Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Procurement 

Specification (Discussion/Action) 

Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering [Muni] 


4:15 


6. 
1 


Healthy Air Enforcement Act of 2004 (Discussion/Action) 

[Attachment] 

Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering [Muni] 


4:35 


b 


Third Street Light Rail Update (Discussion/Action) 


4:55 


8. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


5:15 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 
18, 2004, 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 
4:00pm. 


5:20 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - EMSC Draft Minutes for August 21 , 2003 



Agenda Item 6 - Edward M. Harrington (Controller) letter of December 15, 2003 
(Re: Proposition I - Ordinance requiring the Municipal Railway (MUNI) to replace all pre-1991 
diesel buses on or before January 1 , 2007 [w/copy of proposed Healthy Air Enforcement Act of 
2004]) 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 

August 2003 (Deferred Agenda Item) - Integration of the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Church Street Track Switch (Follow-up); August 28 th 
Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure to Make Announcement 
When Service Delays Occur; Third Street Light Rail Update - (Construction Budget Presentation 
to San Francisco County Transit Authority Citizens Advisory Committee (TA CAC); Work 
Stoppage; Community Concerns Regarding Outreach/Contracting Issues (Minority 
Contracting); Use of Community Based Organizations (CBO) as First Source Hiring 
Point/Rotating Pools); Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; All Future Diesel 
to Trolley Conversions Include Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires Along 
the Entire Route; Revision to DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer (Continued); Approval of 
Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter 
Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written; 
Revision of DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer (Continued). 

November 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair 
Plan Update. 

December 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Third Street Light Rail Update. 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on 
projects status (segments/phases completed, under construction, and still 
being planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and 
additional funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred 
concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 



Non-complete Agenda Items: 

• Revision to DPT Sidewalk/Driveway Violation Flyer - Linton Stables, Committee Member 

• Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending 
Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of 
Lift-U Equipment - Nia Crowder, EMCS Chair [MTA CAC] 




City and County of^an Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
-^Citizens' Advisory Council 



Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) ^^ 

s DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



MAR 2 9 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Thursday, January 22, 2004, 4:00pm 
1145 Market Street, 6th Floor Main Conference Room 

San Francisco, CA 

1. Call to Order/Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the 
Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council, Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety Committee (MTA CAC EMSC) held on Thursday, January 22, 
2004. Nia Crowder (Chair) called the meeting to order at 4:03pm. 

EMSC Members Present: Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver. 
EMSC Members Absent: Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka. 
Council Members Present: Norman Rolfe. 

Municipal Railway (Muni) Staff Present: Michael Chinn, (Senior Operations 
Manager, Fleet Engineering), Vincent Dunlap (MTA CAC Secretary). 

2. Adoption of Minutes (Agenda Item 2 - Discussion/Action). Mr. Stables moved 
the following motion, which was seconded by Mr. Weaver: 

Motion to adopt: The EMCS minutes of August 21, 2003 are adopted. 

The motion to adopt EMCS minutes of August 21, 2003 passed. 

Nia Crowder, Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 
absent. 

3. Public Comment (Agenda Item 3). The Chair called for public comment on 
any item within the jurisdiction of the MTA CAC but not identified as an agenda item. 
No public comment was given at this time. 

4. Report of the Chair (Agenda Item 4 - Discussion/Action). Ms. Crowder 
commented that since Mr. Stables had tenured his resignation as a Council member a 
replacement on the Committee would not be required and remaining Committee 
members would need to be encouraged to attend all future meetings. She expressed 
the opinion that the Committee's new schedule and structure in meeting every other 
month for a 90-minute period appears to be satisfactory. The Chair stated that a 



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Thursday, January 22, 2004 

special meeting would be scheduled should the Committee need to address items 
that do not comply with the regular scheduled meeting of every other month. 

Mr. Weaver suggested that should the Committee fail to hold a regular 
scheduled meeting, a special meeting should be scheduled the following 
month. 

The Chair explained that should an item be referred for immediate review, a special 
meeting could be scheduled, but the Committee would continue to hold 90-minute 
bimonthly meetings. 

5. Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Procurement 
Specification (Agenda Item 5 - Discussion/Action). The Chair introduced Michael 
Chinn (Senor Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering) and extended the Committee's 
thanks for his being available to participate. Mr. Chinn explained that handout 
materials had not been finalized. He stated that he would provide the 
Council's Secretary materials in anticipation of the Committee's next 
meeting. He stated that he would address Muni's AFPP and Muni's investigation of 
the appropriate vehicle propulsion types for future procurements. 

The Chair stated that Agenda Item 6 - Healthy Air Enforcement Act of 
2004 would also be addressed at this time since Committee Members 
might have overlapping questions. She explained that the Healthy Air 
Enforcement Act referred to the March 2 nd Proposition I ballot measure and asked 
Mr. Chinn to also address Committee Members questions that might require 
clarification relative to the AFPP update. 

Mr. Chinn stated that Muni intends to comply with its Short Range Transit Plan 
(SRTP) - to replace vehicles with legal vehicles as soon as replacement vehicles are 
available. He acknowledged that Muni has always been mindful of the need for high 
reliability and the ability of equipment to maintain schedule. He remarked that Muni 
has been testing diesel electric hybrid and Combined Natural Gas (CNG) powered 
buses for the past 2Vi years. Through the testing process it has been determined 
that diesel electric hybrid (technology) has shown the most promise for San 
Francisco's application. He commented that the three primary hybrid packaging 
manufactures' configurations available in the United States tested were ISE, Allison, 
and BAE. All the 40-foot buses tested were able to operate in San Francisco's 
topography and maintain schedule at full load. Based on the testing results, a 
Request For Proposal (RFP) specification would be produced for diesel electric hybrid. 

He informed the Committee that the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Staff 
indicated during workshop meetings in December (2003) that proposed language 



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would be submitted to CARB for consideration at its June 24, 2004 meeting to allow 
2007 NOx emission level for diesel engines equipped in diesel electric hybrid 
(technology). He explained that there is an emission reduction factor associated 
with hybrid application yielding a 25% reduction of a certified emission level. Once 
modifications to CARB rules are made regarding the NOx requirements, Muni would 
be allowed to procure diesel electric hybrid vehicles that comply with CARB 
requirements, which would allow securing funding. A period of public comment 
would continue up until the CARB's meeting. If accepted by CARB, the changes in 
NOx requirements would be effected immediately and would continue into 2007. Mr. 
Chinn expressed the opinion that the modification is a concession to the realities of 
what the engine manufactures are able to produce. 

Replying to Mr. Weaver's questing regarding new bus procurement not occurring till 
after 2007, Mr. Chinn explained that buses would have to have engines that meet the 
2007 CARB certifications emission level. Currently, there are engine manufactures 
producing engines that meet the 2007 certifications emission level. The new bus 
procurement timeframe would be based on the availability of funding. Mr. Chinn 
commented that because of the distribution of funds, Muni's replacement plans 
would not be fully funded until 2006 and that more than half of the available funds 
would not be available until Fiscal Year 2005 (August 2004). Once the Controller 
certifies that funds are available, the RFP would be issued. It is Muni's expectation 
that a RFP could be issued by August 2004. Buses currently purchased would meet 
the 2007 standard. 

Mr. Rolfe inquired as to the CARB standards and the vehicle's function. Mr. Chinn 
stated that the NOx emission is expected to be 1.9grams of NOx per break 
horsepower hour. The scheme is such the battery serves as storage medium for 
breaking and under acceleration it is an electric device that operates principally 
across the generator pulling some power from the battery as available. 

Mr. Weaver commented that the plan appears unsuitable to those who proposed the 
bus replacement act and the fleet they want replaced would be replaced within the 
same timeframe. Mr. Chinn remarked that individuals who are absolutely against 
diesel would have issue with diesel electric hybrid (technology). The fleet 
replacement would occur within a few months of the same timeframe as mandated - 
all the 88's would be replaced by the end of 2004, 89's by 2005, and 90's 2006. It is 
believed that Muni would be fully compliant by 2007 and actually believe compliance 
would be met by 2006, but will be out of compliance in 2005. If all the 88 vintage 
buses have to be retired by the end of 2005, a hardship would be imposed for Muni. 

Ms. Crowder commented that Muni's Active Fleet is comprised of ultra low emission 
diesel. Mr. Chinn stated that the Active Fleet is currently CARB compliant and per 



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procurement plans would be CARB compliant right through 2007. He explained that 
the objective of Muni's fleet as envisioned in 1997 was to have 98% less particulate 
matter (PM) emission by 2007. Muni's plan would achieve this goal. The CARB 
version of the same requirement targeted 2002 emission level as a baseline and by 
2007 emission level had to be basically at 15% of 2002 emission level. 

Mr. Weaver inquired about the source for new bus funding. Mr. Chinn explained that 
the principal source is Federal funds, then Proposition K and possibly bridge toll. Ms. 
Crowder stated that bridge toll has not passed. 

Mr. Rolfe stated that he had been told that Federal funds were not available for 
Reserve Fleet. Mr. Chinn agreed. 

Responding to Mr. Weaver question that if the Bus Replacement Act passed more 
money would be needed for the purchase of vehicles, Mr. Chinn explained that the 
increase would result from the necessity to replacing the Reserve Fleet, which is not 
currently in Muni's plan. 

Mr. Chinn stated that the RFP specification to replace 40-foot coaches was being 
drafted as a performance specification around diesel electric hybrid (technology) and 
is not intended nor would it preclude any of the diesel electric integrators from 
responding, i.e., ISE, BAE or Allison. 

Mr. Weaver asked would the replacement act ballot proposition exclude diesel electric 
hybrid (technology) vehicle purchase? Mr. Chinn responded that it was Muni's 
understanding and interpretation that the proposition would not exclude procurement 
of any of the diesel electric hybrid vehicles, but the is intended to replace the old 
diesel fleet. 

Mr. Stables commented that the vehicles work on the same principles of a hybrid 
electric car. 

Ms. Crowder stated that the vehicles would not require overhead wire as opposed to 
trolley vehicles. 

Mr. Stables asked about CARB's agreement to count all the zero-emission vehicles 
already in the fleet toward the established goal. Mr. Chinn stated that a more 
accurate representation of the situation was that Muni missed the opportunity to take 
credit for all the zero-emission vehicles. CARB was ready, had actually previewed a 
draft letter, and was willing to accept in their NOx calculations the fact that nearly 
half of Muni's fleet was zero emission. An administrative decision was made not to 
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Thursday, January 22, 2004 



Mr. Rolfe suggested as a talking point, reduced emissions should be 
pointed out as a result of the vehicles operating at its most efficient speed. 

Mr. Chinn commented that several aspects of the engine optimization could be 
included, i.e., smaller size (excess power requirements drawn from the battery), 
operates in its most desirable range, and allows for additional emission reduction 
equipment. As a comparison Muni operates a 9 or 11-liter engine on 40-foot buses 
and the hybrids would have a 5.9-liter engine; the same engine seen in pickup 
trucks. 

In response to Mr. Weaver's question regarding the completion of the testing 
process, Mr. Chinn answered that the testing process was completed. A final test 
report had not been compiled due to limited resources. Individuals who were 
drafting the RFP are the same that should be writing the final version of the test 
report. Mr. Chinn stated that he was aware that a final test report was to 
be provided to the Committee and the report might be available before the 
March elections. He stated that the draft report is available on Muni's 
website ( www.sfmuni.corrO . The final report would not have any really 
new findings, but would include some clarification and additional 
attachments that reflect test completed by other agencies not associated 
with Muni. The final presentation to the Municipal Transportation Agency 
Board (MTAB) would be made sometime in the March to April 2004 
timeframe. 

Mr. Stables suggested that it would be appropriate for the Council to 
endorse the final report before it was presented to the MTAB. 

Mr. Stables inquired about the Oversight Committee's acceptance. Mr. Chinn stated 
that improvements are being made, particularly with the Department of Environment. 
Muni and the Department of Environment are working on a joint message regarding 
diesel electric/electric diesel hybrid (technology). 

The Chair suggested that the terminology electric diesel (hybrid) should be 
used over diesel electric (hybrid). 

Mr. Stables suggested that the terminology hybrid should be used instead 
of electric diesel (hybrid), diesel electric (hybrid) or hybrid diesel electric. 

Answering Mr. Weaver's question regarding future, higher more restrictive standards, 
Mr. Chinn stated that in the Year 2020 all transit buses are expected to be zero- 
emission. Muni would have two additional procurement cycles before this time. 



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Mr. Chinn commented that that the current fleet is comprised of all clean diesel 
operating on ultra-low sulphur diesel and are being outfitted this year with PM traps 
coupled with NOx reducing catalyst - the Longview Clear Air Device. Muni is 
equipping all 375 clean diesel coaches (4 stroke diesels). PM emissions would be 
reduced by a certified 85%, but in actual emissions are reduced by more than 90%, 
and NOx productions reduced by a certified 25%, but are actually closer to 35% by 
CARB standards. He stated that vehicles outfitted with the equipment have PM levels 
that are undetectable by current laboratory equipment. The first installations were 
done before December 25, 2003. Muni's goal and commitment is to have all 375 
vehicles outfitted by the end of 2004. The Reserve Fleet of 45 buses would not be 
outfitted. He explained that the reason for not retrofitting the Reserve Fleet was 
because the engines are over engine configurations (2 stroke cycle) that have lower 
exhaust temperatures that cannot work with the PM trap. 

Ms. Crowder suggested that when referring to diesel in the Active Fleet, 
that diesel should be identified as ultra-low emission diesel. 

Answering Mr. Weaver's question regarding the cost for replacing the 45 Reserve 
Fleet buses and how buses are replaced, Mr. Chinn stated that he believed the cost 
was $30M. Buses are migrated from the Active Fleet to the Reserve Fleet about the 
equivalent of the production rate of the factory delivering buses when in an active 
procurement. 

Mr. Weaver suggested that in public information sessions Muni 
representatives address the issue regarding the replacement of the 
Reserve Fleet by stating that a good plan exist but is unfunded. He 
commented that this would allow discussion on Proposition K (Reserve 
Fleet replacement) as something already being planned. 

Replying to Mr. Weaver's question concerning the use of the Reserve Fleet, Mr. Chinn 
stated that vehicles in the Reserve Fleet are not directly used every day. The 
vehicles are able to operate and are used periodically. Mr. Chinn stated that on a 
daily basis service is made with the 495 diesel buses in Muni's Main Fleet and pullout 
for service is just at 400. The Reserve Fleet is used to meet sudden service need, 
i.e., special events. 

Ms. Crowder suggested that the Committee formulate a recommendation to the 
Council regarding the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Staff intended proposed 
modification to allow 2007 NOx emission level for diesel engines equipped in electric 
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Mr. Stables moved the following motion, which was seconded by Mr. 
Weaver: 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the Municipal Railway (Muni) 
proposal to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 
to modify the NOx emission standards. 

The Chair called for a vote. 

The motion passed. 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Linton Stables, Daniel Weaver voted yes; Steve Ferrario, Bruce 
Oka absent. 

The Chair stated that the Ballot Analysis Committee was changing Proposition I's 
official title from "Healthy Air Enforcement Act of 2004" to a procurement piece 
regarding diesel buses because there was not enough in the proposition's text to 
support a Healthy Air Enforcement Act. 

6. Third Street Light Rail Update (Agenda Item 7 - Discussion/Action). The 
Chair stated that she had been in contact with Vince Harris (Deputy General 
Manager, Construction [Muni]) and was advised that no update would be provided. 
Mr. Stables stated that Council had received an update concerning the Third Street 
Light Rail Project on January 15 th . The Chair stated that the Committee had 
questions regarding Community Business Organization (CBO) rotations, and first 
source/first hiring from the Bayview Hunters Point Community. 

7. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Agenda Item 8 - 
Discussion/Action). 

Mr. Weaver asked Mr. Chinn to address the Breda Yoke replacement. Mr. Chinn 
stated that the engineering package had been received and Muni was advised that 
the first prototype had been shipped. The next step would be a prototype instillation 
and an implementation of the vehicle running on all lines. Strain gauging and Global 
Position Satellite (GPS) mapping of where the strains occur would be included. 
Results would be compared with data collected earlier with the current vehicle 
configuration. A retrofit campaign would begin possibly in late March 2004 once the 
engineering package is accepted. 

Mr. Weaver asked about the impact the Yoke replacement has had on the availability 
of the Breda Fleet. Mr. Chinn stated that the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Fleet had been 
impacted when a number of vehicles were undergoing interim repairs and two-car 
service had been affected. Only in the last week and a half has Muni been 



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consistently able to pullout all the necessary LRVs. The interim process is working 
and Muni is waiting to see the first prototype yoke. 

Mr. Rolfe inquired about the yoke replace and the affect it would have on service. 
Mr. Chinn stated that LRVs would be removed gradually from service as repairs are 
effected. An additional 15 LRVs for service on Third Street have been delivered, 
which would be used in the interim as service replacements. Mr. Chinn stated that 
136 LRVs are need to make normal service and a total of 151 LRVs have been 
accepted and are in service. The LRV designated to operate on the Third Street 
would also undergo retrofit. 

Mr. Weaver inquired as to the cost of the engineering retrofit. Mr. Chinn stated that 
the cost was covered under warranty. Breda moved its West Coast location from Pier 
80 to a plant location in Pittsburg, California. Muni has some additional retrofit work 
that Breda is obliged to perform and LRVs would be trucked to and from the to the 
plant, and repaired at Breda's expense. 

8. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Agenda Item 9). The 
Chair stated that the Committee's next meeting would be scheduled for 
March 18, 2004. She stated that should the final AFPP, the clean air plan, 
be available at that time, the Committee desired Mr. Chinn to provide the 
Committee an update. A special meeting might be necessary regarding the 
AFPP. 

Mr. Weaver stated that he had sent the Chair an email regarding the undergrounding 
of utility wires along the right of ways when bus lines are planned for trolley coach 
service electrification. The Chair stated she would forward Mr. Weaver's 
email to the Secretary for reference purpose in advising staff of the 
Committee's concerns. 

The Chair ask the Council Secretary to place on the Council's agenda the Municacweb 
email regarding Automated Transfers in Muni Underground forwarded by the Paul 
Czechowicz (MTA Liaison) for verification of Committee interest vis-a-vis Operations 
& Customer Service Committee (OCSC). 

The Chair extended her thanks to Mr. Stables for all of his service to not only the 
Committee but to the Council. 

9. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 5:13pm. 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, CA 

Members: 

Nia Crowder (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, 
Daniel Murphy (Chair), Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 



DISABILITY ACCESS 

Meeting held at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room), San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
Muni bus line nearest the meeting location is the 5 Fulton. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 
415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage 
(entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at least 72 hours in advance of need at (415) 554-6873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones. Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on Muni's website at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac and are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683; by phone (415) 554- 
7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall(a)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 

http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, 
Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



^ 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 4:00p.m. 

11 45 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

|# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


i. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Adopt EMSC Minutes of January 22, 2004 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) [Attachments] 


4:01 


3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 


4. 


Report of the Chair 


4:10 


5. 


Bayview/ Hunters Point Community Concerns Regarding 

Outreach/Contracting Issues (Minority Contracting) - Use of 

Community Based Organizations (CBOs) as First Source 

Hiring Point/ Rotating Pools (Discussion/Action) 

Vincent Harris (Deputy General Manager, Construction), 

Dennis Tsai (Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail, Construction) 


4:15 


6. 


Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Clean Air 

Plan (Final Report) (Discussion/Action) 

Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Engineering [Muni] 


4:35 


7. 


All Future Diesel to Trolley Conversions Include 
Consideration of Undergrounding Overhead Utility Wires 
Along the Entire Route (Discussion/ Action) 


4:55 


8. 


Revision to Department of Parking & Traffic (DPT) 
Sidewalk/ Driveway Violation Flyer [Attachment] (Discussion/ 
Action) 


5:20 


9. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


5:25 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 

Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, May 

20, 2004, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 

4:00pm. 


5:30 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:35 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - EMSC Draft Minutes for January 22, 2004 



Agenda Item 8 - Photos (9) - Examples of Parking Violations 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
y»P * « Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 
SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY Tentative Topics Calendar 

August 2003 (Deferred Agenda Item) - Integration of the Department of Parking and 
Traffic (DPT) and the Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Church Street Track Switch (Follow-up); August 
28 th Metro Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure to Make 
Announcement When Service Delays Occur; Third Street Light Rail Work Stoppage; 
Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service; Approval of Draft Letter to 
Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout 
of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written. 

November 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair 

Plan Update. 

December 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Third Street Light Rail Update. 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on 
projects status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still 
being planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and 
additional funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred 
concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Pending Agenda Item: 

• Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending 
Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of 
Lift-U Equipment - Nia Crowder, EMCS Chair [MTA CAC] 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens 7 Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) DOCUMENTS DEPT 

San Francisco, CA 

„ , MAY 1 3 2004 

Members: 

Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, 
Daniel Murphy (Chair), Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 

1 2 °I° H -04P03: 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens 7 Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

@(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




DISABILITY ACCESS 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street 5 th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71- 
Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni 
accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center 
Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in 
view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Vincent Dunlap at 
least 72 hours in advance of need at 415-554-7873. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may 
be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on Muni's website at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac and are available at Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail to Administrator, 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, City Hall, Room 409, San Francisco, CA 94102- 
4683; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax (415) 554-5163 or by email at Donna Hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 



Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, 
Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 





City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 




Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 




1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


4:00 




2. 


Adopt EMSC Minutes of March 18, 2004 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) [Attachments] 


4:01 




3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 




4- 


Report of the Chair 


4:10 




5. 


Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) Update - Clean Air Plan 

(Final Report) & Battery Electric Vehicle Replacement of 30-Foot 

Orion Buses (Discussion/Action) [Attachment] 

Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Procurement, Engineering 

[Muni]' 


4:15 




6. 


Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update 

(Discussion/Action) 

Michael Chinn, Senior Operations Manager, Fleet Procurement, Engineering 

[Muni] 


4:30 




7. 


Municipal Railway (Muni) Construction Project Priority and 
Project Deferment List - Review Federal Fund Programming for 
FY04-05 and FY05-06 concerning project deferrals or 
accelerations related to the use of federal funds for preventive 
maintenance. (Discussion/Action) 

Duncan Watry, Manager, Capital Planning, Capital Planning & External 
Affairs [Muni]) 


4:45 




8. 


Condition of Muni Metro Stations - Cleanliness, Painting, Lighting, 

Public Address System (Discussion/Action) 

Wai Tom, Acting, Senior Operations Manager, Communications [Muni] 

Jim Kelly, Senior Operations Manager - Operations Analysis, Operations 

[Muni] 

Ted Aranas, Buildinqs and Grounds Superintendent, Infrastructure 


5:00 






Maintenance [Muni] 






9. 
10. 


Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on 

Proposed Functions, Design, Cost and Schedule of the 

Construction Project (Discussion/Action) [Attachments] 

Jim Nelson, Project Manager, Facilities Planning & Real Estate, Capital 

Planning & Real Estate [Muni] 

John Funghi, Project Manager, Construction [Muni] 


5:15 




Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion) 


5:20 




11. 


| Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, July 22, 
1 2004, 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 4:00pm. 


5:25 




12. 


[ Adjournment 


5:30 





Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - EMSC Draft Minutes for March 18, 2004 

Agenda Item 5 - SF Environment - Zero Emissions 2020 (PowerPoint Presentation) 

Agenda Item 8 - 

MTAB Calendar Item (Capital Planning and External Affairs [Muni]) - Land Assembly for Islais Creek Bus 

Facility Project 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 

August 2003 (Deferred Agenda Item) - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) 
and the Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Church Street Track Switch (Follow-up); August 28 th Metro 
Overhead Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure to Make Announcement When 
Service Delays Occur; Third Street Light Rail Work Stoppage; Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro 
Subway Service; Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending 
Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U 
Equipment as Written. 

December 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Third Street Light Rail Update. 

Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; 
funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; 
and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Non-complete Agenda Items: 

• Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy General Manager Recommending Reiteration that 
Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment - Nia 
Crowder, EMCS Chair [MTA CAC] 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 3UMENTS DEPT. 

for * 

Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. JUL 1 9 20M 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) AN prajsICISCO 

San Francisco, CA !BLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Daniel Weaver -19-04P03 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Ellen Hayes, 
Daniel Murphy (Chair), Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



■• / 






The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

8(415)554-6873 FAX (415)554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21- 
Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact 
Vincent Dunlap (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that 
other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. 
This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and 
Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and 
agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by 
phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. 
Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax 
(415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Adopt EMSC Minutes of March 18 and May 20, 2004 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) [Attachments] 


4:01 


3. 


Public Comment 


4:06 


4. 


Report of the Chair 


4:10 


5. 


MUNI role and actions in Balboa Better Neighborhoods, Transit Station 
area. 


4:15 


6. 


Report on Geary Bus Rapid Transit. 


4:30 


7. 


Implementation of MUNI's Vision Plan. 


4:45 


8. 


Overhead sectionalization for MUNI subway service. 


5:00 


9. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion) 


5:20 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ Action) 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, September 
23, 2004, 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 
4:00pm. 


5:25 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 

August 2003 (Deferred Agenda Item) - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) 
and the Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy 
General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include 
Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written (Nia Crowder). 

Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; 
funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; 
and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost 
and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Item Refer to Council: 

• Municacweb email of Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (Subject: Automated Transfers in Muni 
Underground [Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) (attachment); August 28 th Metro Overhead 
Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure to Make Announcement When 
Service Delays Occur. 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



90 7ZST 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, CA 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 



In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. nnn imfnt^ DFPT 

SEP - 8 2004 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

I4P02:04 RCVD 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

® (415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21- 
Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact 
Vincent Dunlap (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that 
other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. 
This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and 
Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and 
agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by 
phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. 
Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax 
(415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


4:03 


3. 


Report of the Chair 


4:05 


4. 


NextBus Project Progress Report. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


5. 


Third Street LRT Progress Report. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:40 


6. 


Safety On Muni Revenue Vehicles. (Discussion/ Action) 


5:05 


7. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion) 


5:20 


8. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ Action) 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, November 
18, 2004, 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 
4:00pm. 


5:25 


9. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 

August 2003 (Deferred Agenda Item) - Integration of the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) 
and the Municipal Railway (Muni) Central Offices. 

October 2003 (Cancelled Meeting) - Approval of Draft Letter to Maintenance Deputy 
General Manager Recommending Reiteration that Starter Shift Checkout of Vehicles Include 
Deployment and Inspection of Lift-U Equipment as Written (Nia Crowder). 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; 
funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; 
and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost 
and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Item Refer to Council: 

• Municacweb email of Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (Subject: Automated Transfers in Muni 
Underground [Mr. Dennis J. Hanna]) (attachment); August 28 th Metro Overhead 
Dewirement Incident Follow-up/Station Agents Failure to Make Announcement When 
Service Delays Occur. 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
-Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.QQCUMENTS DEPT. 
1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, CA N gy q g 20(ft 



Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21- 
Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact 
Vincent Dunlap (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that 
other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. 
This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and 
Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and 
agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by 
phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall(S)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. 
Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http ; //www.ci ,sf .ca . us/bdsupvrs/sunshine. htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax 
(415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


4:02 


3. 


Report of the Chair 


4:05 


4. 


Concourse UG garage access roads and MUNI routes in and 
around Golden Gate Park. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


5. 


Breda yoke replacement program. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:35 


6. 


Third Street Light Rail report-4th St. bridge and bankrupt 
contractor. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:55 


7. 


Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests (Discussion) 


5:15 


8. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ Action) 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, January 20, 
2005, 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 4:00pm. 


5:20 


9. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 

Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; 
funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; 
and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Steps Concerning Muni's Vision Plan Implementation 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost 
and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 




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City & County of San Francisco 
<- Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 
1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) DOCUMENTS DEPT 

San Francisco, CA 

Momhorc JAN 2 2005 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, 
'/or (2 Vacancies) 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council 
action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21- 
Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic 
Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact 
Vincent Dunlap (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that 
other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. 
This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and 
Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and 
agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by 
phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. 
Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may 
be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register 
and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics 
Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax 
(415) 581-2317, or visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 4:00p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


4:03 


3. 


Report of the Chair 


4:05 


4. 


Breda Car Yoke Replacement Progress Report. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


5. 


Golden Gate Park Concourse Garage Access. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:40 


6. 


Geary Blvd Traffic Signal Programming. (Discussion/ Action) 


5:00 


7. 


Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests (Discussion) 


5:20 


8. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ Action) 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 17, 
2005, 1145 Market Street, 6 th Floor (Main Conference Room) at 4:00pm. 


5:25 


9. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; 
funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; 
and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost 
and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 



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Citizens 9 Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety 
Committee (EMSC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 7 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

1 . Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 
2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario and 
Bruce Oka. 

EMSC Absent: None. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Griffith Humphrey. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Debra Reed (CAC Secretary), and Paul Czechowicz (MTA Liaison). 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: None. 



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3. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

4. Breda Car yoke Replacement Progress Report: Michael Chinn 

Mr. Chinn will E-mail progress report to committee. Breda was working 
ahead of schedule with a target date is January 31, 2005. Mr. Chinn was 
expecting to have completed 34 LRVs, which includes 28 vehicles for retrofit, 
as well as vehicles for warranty work. In addition, he was expecting to have 
another 6 LRV completed by January 31, 2005. 

a) Norman Rolfe questioned the brakes for standard. Mr. Chinn responded the EBALD would 
have 4.0 MPS deceleration, compared to the subway design of 2.5 MPS. 

b) Steve Ferrario questioned what improvements were happening on the yokes. Mr. Chin 
articulated with various improvements. These would be backed up with a Breda warranty. 

Mr. Chinn spoke about a break project EBALD to be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2007. 

a) Bruce Oka questioned the retrofit for 1st generation Breda cars. Mr. Chinn responded the 
retrofit project referred to by Anita Williams and Mack of the Advisory Committee had been 
completed. 

b) Daniel Weaver questioned worksite locations for EBALD project. Mr. Chinn responded how 
both the Pittsburgh and San Francisco locations would be utilized due to costs savings and 
logistics. 

Committee member Steve Ferrario requested Mr. Chinn to return in September 2005 for another 
progress report. 

5. Golden Gate Park Concourse Garage Access: No representatives from Concourse were 
present. EMSC committee expressed concerns. Paul Czechowicz agreed to contact Mr. Peter 
Strous with Concourse staff and request and E-mail report. 

6. Geary Boulevard Traffic signal Programming: Mr. Javad Mirabdal, DPT Transportation 
Planner 

Signal Priority construction for 17 intersections along outer Geary Blvd. has been completed and is 
currently being tested. The system was called Opticon, based on infrared technology. Buses 
equipped with the device will be to allow priority to pass through with a twelve second delay on 
green signals at intersections. 

7. Plan Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 

Next meeting is scheduled for March 17, 2005 



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a) MUNI Training and Retraining program 

b) Progress Report on 3rd Street Light Rail 

c) Next Bus program 

d) Update report on the elevator problem at Haladay Plaza 
8. Adjournment: 5:00 p.m. 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 
1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) DOCUMENTS DEPT 
San Francisco, California 

Members: APR < ' 2008 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

Phone (415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 



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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, 
CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic 
Center. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 
19-Polk, 21 -Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar 
Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The 
Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin 
Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please 
contact Vincent Dunlap (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before 
the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings 
and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
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Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
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action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 
2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 4:00p.m. 

1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


• 1 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


• 2 


Adopt Minutes of February 8, 2005 

(Attachment) (Discussion/ Action) 


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• 3 


Public Comment 


3:10 


• 4 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/Action) 


3:15 


• 5 


FY 2006 Department of Parking & Traffic and FY 2006 
Municipal Railway Budgets (Discussion/Action) 


3:20 


• 6 


Lifeline Fast Pass (Discussion/Action) 


3:40 


• 7 


Fare Evasion and Proof of Payment (Discussion/Action) 


4:00 


• 8 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Request 

(Discussion) 


4:30 


• 9 


Revision of Tentative Topic Calendar (Discussion/ Action) 


4:50 


• 10 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/Action) 

Next regular meeting tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, 
April 20, 2005, 401 Van Ness, Room 334 (Conference 
Room 335), 3:00 p.m. 


4:55 


• 11 


Adjournment 


5:00 



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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 
Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly /bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects status 
(segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status 
including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or 
delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

• Report on Central Subway 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

• T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

• Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

• Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

• Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

• Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 



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City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety 
Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FINAL MINUTES 

of APR 1 7 2008 

Regular Meeting SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

1 . Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) was called to order at 4:20 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 
2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Bruce Oka. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Absent: None. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Daniel Murphy, and Norman 
Rolfe. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), John Fungi (MUNI Construction Division, 
Facilities Section), Fabian Herd (MUNI Transit Rubber Tires Instruction - Coaches and Trolleys), 
and Michael Chin (MUNI Replacement & Breda Project) 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

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2. Adopt Minutes of January 27, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the February minutes by Bruce Oka. 
2nd by Steve Ferrario 
EMSC passed unanimously 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
None. 

5. Next Bus Program: (Discussion/ Action) John Fungi (Next Bus Project Manager) 

Mr. Fungi distributed and reviewed a NextBus status handout from the GPS-Base Vehicle 
Location at S.F. MUNI presentation, dated March 16, 2005. The Automatic Vehicle Location 
System (AVL) is an informational system that gives GPS data readings on transit vehicles. Data 
from transit vehicles is transmitted through cellular antennas and captured and disseminate in a 
web-database owned by NextBus in their server. MUNI now owns the software license and source 
code with MUNI's own independent NextMuni.com website and server farm with upgrades, thus 
NextBus actually serves as the administrator. Riders can access data for transit arrival information 
from the website www.NextMuni . com with web-enabled cell phones and computers, arrival 
information that already was available on transit marques in station waiting areas. More extensive 
data and maps would also be available to MUNI personnel accessing for studies and management 
purposes, such as vehicle location, headway monitoring, schedule adherence, and performance. 

Project issue was with funding, of which Mr. Fungi anticipated receiving the remaining 2/3 
balance by June 2005. 

While Mr. Fungi pointed out that as the project develops, with bugs and testing being worked out 
that there is an audit and testing portion in the contract. Steve Ferrario was concerned as to the 
reliability or accuracy of the reports generated from NextBus. Mr. Ferrario invites Mr. Fungi to 
return to address questions on accuracy checks and balances. 

6. MUNI Training Program: (Discussion/ Action) Fabian Herd (MUNI Transit Instructor) 
Training programs consist of: 

New Operator Training, an 8 -week training program 

50 students to a class. With 15 instructors on hand, this allows approximately 3 people to an 
instructor. Upon graduating from Motor Coach training, students could then apply for cable cars or 
trolley training. 

Refresher Training, also called Vehicle Transit Training (VTT) 

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An annual 8-hour training required by DMV and the State, which includes the reviewing of 
policies and procedures, defensive driving, customer service with the public, wheelchair 
accessibility, ADA laws, and air break information. 

A new training program was added last year offering refresher training to operators, including 
senior operators, with high number of incidents or accidents to further strengthen certain skills and 
techniques. 

Stress Program 

San Francisco is a very versified city with unique terrain and streets to operate a 40 to 60 foot bus. 
Shifts can range from split shifts (14 to 16 hours) to straight through (8 to 9 hours). This class 
addresses effective communication skills with passengers and co-workers, conflict resolution 
skills, team building among drivers, sensitivity, and stress management with breathing excises and 
stretches. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC committee 

a) Bruce Oka questioned: 

Once a driver pulls away from the curve, is he required to stop for someone running to board the 
bus? Answer: No. There is danger of a passenger not yet securely positioned or seated 
falling/injury; the driver must use discretion, therefore for safety reasons the driver is not 
obligated to stop. 

b) Steve Ferrario questioned: 

What are the Driver's license requirements for Motor and Trolley coaches? Answer: A VP 
license. These are obtained after completing MUNI training and testing which included an 
extensive road driving test and an equipment or pre-operation test where the driver would be 
expected to know vital basic information about 40 foot motor coaches (oil, breaks, switches and 
gadgets, air-tire pressure). While MUNI gives these tests, they are approved by DMV for a 
Commercial license. 

Any information on rails? Answer: Mr. Herd responded that he specializes only in the rubber tires 
field. 

7. Trolley Bus Problems: (Discussion/Action) Michael Chinn 

On a sad note Mr. Chinn is resigning from MUNI to accept a position in Boise Idaho, working 
with Wabtec in the locomotive industry. Ellison Howe will be acting in Mr. Chirm's parting until a 
replacement is found. 

ETI Issues 

a) Bruce Oka had observed that often the "new" 5400, 5500 and 5600 busses have been having 
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Information to him. He will have Ellison Howe (spelling?) contact Mr. Oka. 

b) Steve Ferrario questioned: 

On several occasions, people have come late to a transit door and the operator, not seeing the 
boarder pressed the "close door button", catching the boarder's hand in the door. Rather than the 
door opening, the doors then go through some recycle process before they will respond to the 
button to open the door back up to release the boarder. Could this possibly be hardware, 
software or a reprogramming problem? Mr. Chinn will forward the concern to the appropriate 
person in charged. 

Mr. Ferrario noted racked axles. Mr. Chinn responded that a solution has been identified. The 
braces were designed for bumps in the road, however San Francisco terrain with all the hills has 
more of accelerate and decelerate movement issues more than bumps. To shore up the axles for the 
undesired flexing, the braces will be strengthened with cross bars top and bottom for a more rigid 
platform. Item is under warranty. 

Mr. Ferrario asked about Trolley polls. Answer: Problems have been with the centering action on 
the poles and the actual structural integrity pivot point on the polls. While there is no warranty 
with German vendor Kepe, they are interested in our business providing customer service to 
MUNI by giving parts for necessary repairs. Re-welding will start in May 2005 to also be 
combined with moving of the lights that are focused on the head of trolley polls used to help 
operators to see in the dark. Low tree branches often damaged these lights, so they will be 
re-positioned to a location closer to the base and still focused on the poll head. 

8. Plan Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 
The next meeting will be May 19, 2005 

a) Third Street Light Rail 

b) Abandoned vehicles in crosswalks . Evidently DPT extends the same 10-workingdays policy 
before remove such vehicles. 

9. Adjournment: 6:10 p.m. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 7 2G08 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee : 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent, 

(2 Vacancies) 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San 
Francisco, California. 

lhe meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic 
Center. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 
19-Polk, 21 -Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar 
Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The 
Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin 
Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please 
contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the 
meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http ://www. sfmuni . com/cac . Notices of meetings 
and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
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donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 
2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 4:00p.m. 

1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


• 1 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


• 2 


Public Comment 


4:03 


• 3 


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• 4 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


• 5 


Third Street Light Rail . (Discussion/ Action) Vince 
Harris 


4:20 


• 6 


MUNI Service Deterioration Issues and Metro LRV 
Service Lack of Dependable Predictable Reliable 
Service and Service Standards (Discussion/ Action) Fred 
Stephens 


4:40 


• 7 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


5:20 


• 8 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting : Thursday, 
May 19, 2005, 1 145 Market Street, 6th Floor (Main 
Conference Room) at 4:00pm. 


5:25 


• 9 


Adjournment 


5:30 



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Citizens 9 Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety 
Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FINAL MINUTES 

of APR 1 7 2008 

Regular Meeting SAN FRANCISCO 

Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

1 . Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 4:37 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 
2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka. 

EMSC Absent: Bruce Oka. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Dennis Tsai (MUNI Senior Project Manager, Engineering & Construction 
Division), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary) 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt Minutes of March 17, 2005: 

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2nd by Dan Weaver 
EMSC passed unanimously 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
No report was presented. 

5. Third Street Light Rail: Dennis Tsai (Senior Project Manager, Engineering & Construction 
Division) 

Rather than a presentation, the Chair, Mr. Weaver wanted to discuss the following issues: 

a) Questions from MTA CAC Council Member Dorris Vincent (not present): 

Several of the tree guards installed in the Bayview Hunter's Point area for the project were 
broken into several pieces. Answer: Products furnished by the contractors are usually covered 
for a year. Mr. Tsai offered to call the CAC member for locations of broken tree guards. 

Rumors have been circulating that there will not be enough money to finish the 3rd Street Light 
Rail. Answer: Funding for the 3rd Street Light Rail is secure. 

b) 4th Street Bridge status: 

Officially the project is expected to be completed on time. 

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is managing the Segment A of the project. MUNI has 
components, such as rail, overhead, telecommunications, signal interlock that are routed into 
their operators' booth. Mitchell Inc.'s bridge project was to have been completed by April 1, 
2005; however, negotiations between DPW and the contractor Mitchell have neither been useful 
or successful. There is a clause in the contract that the City can assess Mitchell Inc. with 
liquidated damages of $25,000 per day if the project is not completed on time. Obstacles have 
be problems building the concrete marina bridge abutments, and a series of incorrect 
installations driving several 36" diameter steel piles which where 2 feet off center, just naming a 
few. Older abutments originally slated for reuse in the project were discovered to have cracks 
due to age, wear and tear. Mr. Ferrario asked, "With the abutment problems, will Mitchell Inc. 
need to start over again?" Answer: No, it is just a matter of driving new piles for balance. 

There has been a change in contractors for Segment J, from Emelco Electric (bankruptcy), to 
Schumake Construction out of St. Paul, Minnesota. Shumake has done a fine job on Segments E 
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the steel structure of the bridge. Mitchell Inc. has said that by May 17, 2005, they will cut the 
superstructure overland, to the site of the 4th Street Bridge or place it on the side. 

Segment B of MUNI' s portion, the newly created Owens Street, completing the Overhead 
Centenary System (OCS), stringing guide wires, etc. will be linked to the bridge. 

The new T line was so named through efforts of the MTA CAC. 

6. MUNI Service Deterioration Issues and Metro LRV Service Lack of Dependable 
Predictable Reliable Service and Service Standards: Fred Stephens 

Mr. Stephens was not available for the presentation. 

7. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 
No questions at this time. 

8. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: May 19, 2005, at 1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, at 4:00 
p.m. 

a) Training 

b) DPT - Crosswalk Safety and Abandoned Vehicles 

c) MUNI Service Deterioration Issues and Metro LRV Service Lack of Dependable Predictable 
Reliable Service and Service Standards: Fred Stephens 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent, 

(2 Vacancies) 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item 

n 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


i. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


4:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of April 21, 2005 (Discussion/ Action) 


4:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


5. 


Crosswalk Safety and Abandoned Vehicles. (Discussion/ 
Action) 


4:20 


6. 


MUNI Service Deterioration Issues and Metro LRV Service 
Lack of Dependable Predictable Reliable Service and 
Service Standards: (Discussion/ Action) 


4:45 


7. 


MUNI Training Program. (Discussion/ Action) 


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8. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


5:20 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, June 
16, 2005, 1 145 Market Street, 6th Floor (Main Conference 
Room) at 4:00pm. 


5:25 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 
Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects status 
(segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status 
including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or 
delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

• Report on Central Subway 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 



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• T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

• Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

• Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

• Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

• Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, 
CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic 
Center. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 
19-Polk, 21 -Hayes, and 7 1 -Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar 
Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The 
Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin 
Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please 
contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the 
meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
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Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://\vww.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings 
and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 
2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

RegularMeeting DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. APR 1 7 2CC8 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) QAM r- DAM ^| ^^ 

San Francsco, Calrforn.a p(JBL|c L|BRARy 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 4:03 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 
2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario and Bruce Oka. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: 

EMSC Absent: None. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe, and Daniel 
Murphy 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) present: Janet Michaelson (DPT Liaison and Director of Constituent & Special Services), 
Sam Fielding (DPT Transit Planner), Theresa Zucconi (DPT Asst Director-Enforcement Division), 
Michael Hursh (MUNI Deputy General Manager-Maintenance), Elson Hao (MUNI Senior Vehicle 
Engineer-Fleet Procurement & Maintenance), John Sadora (MUNI Chief Mechanical 
Officer-Rail), York Kwan (MUNI Training), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt Minutes of April 21, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the April 2005 minutes by Steve Ferrario, with spelling corrections. 
2nd by Bruce Oka 



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I MSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario and Oka) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

5. Crosswalk Safety and Abandoned Vehicles: (Discussion/Action) 

Janet Michaelson (DPT Liaison and Director of Constituent & Special Services), Sam Fielding 
(DPT Transit Planner), and Theresa Zucconi (DPT Asst Director-Enforcement Division) 

Sam Fielding distributed handouts of DPT' s Proposition K allocations proposed for pedestrian 
safety and circulation. 

Experimental projects include new technology for warning lights, pushbutton activated beacons, 
and improving pedestrian medians. An on-going program was the Yellow Ladder Stripped 
crosswalks for school, which was 2/3 completed citywide. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

a) Daniel Weaver: 

Cars that are abandoned should be towed away. Answer: Abandoned automobiles are not always 
abandoned, i.e., people away on vacation, neighbor disputes, etc. Under code 37A cars should 
never park anywhere for more than 72 hours, therefore an abandoned auto would always 
requires 72 hours. However vehicles that pose a hazard can be towed quickly, example, leaking 
oil, blocking handicap ramp, etc. If the report were "abandoned auto" it would be marked for 72 
hours, however if the report were for "sidewalk hazard" it would be marked for tow. 

When will the 1 number be available for all auto complaints? Answer: The 311 numbers is a 
work in progress. 

At San Jose and Noriaga Avenues in the Balboa Park area, The M Streetcars often disembark 
passengers in the middle of the street. Could something be done to correct the situation? 
Answer: Mr. Fielding felt that DPT had been looking at some traffic calming at Joost Avenue, 
also working with the community for various ideas, to bold-out/extend the sidewalk, parking 
and other designs to correct the problem. 

b) Bruce Oka: 

For wheelchair users and seniors, the sidewalk with the safety cutout has been very useful. 
Answer: In the pedestrian program as part of the Proposition K projects looking at ADA 
improvements, one of the programs was on improving pedestrian islands and crosswalks to 
include safety cutouts. 

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c) Norman Rolfe: 

Does DPT still have speakers readily available for community meetings, such as Senior Access? 
Answer: Due to the Budget cuts, the program is no longer available, but Officer Zucconi will 
check with Linda Lawrence to see if arrangements can be made. 

6. MUNI Service Deterioration Issues and Metro LRV Service Lack of Dependable 
Predictable Reliable Service and Service Standards: (Discussion/Action) 
Michael Hursh (MUNI Deputy General Manager-Maintenance), Elson Hao (MUNI Senior Vehicle 
Engineer-Fleet Procurement & Maintenance), John Sadora (MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer-Rail) 

Michael Hursh distributed a handout, which included operator availability and car 
maintenance/availability. 

Winter is usually a tough time. Weather, vehicle leaks, high rate of staff vacancies, and freezes in 
both overtime and hiring are contributing factors. Coupler problems, circuitry on vehicles, 
BREDA retrofit, space for repair work during hours 1 1 :00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. when the yards are 
filled with transit vehicles parked overnight, have also been problematic. 

Questions and Comments from EMSC 

a) Steve Ferrario: 

What problems are causing LRV leaks? Answer: Roof gutter areas above the cab, and also 
windows left open in the operator's cab affect where LRV wiring terminates in the junction box. 
Leaks are common in the industry. There is an ongoing campaign for all the fleets to add sealant 
around windshields and antennas. 

Would protection of car barns ease maintenance? Answer: Historic vehicles may benefit from 
barns, however San Francisco does not experience harsh winters, therefore average service life 
of 30 to 40 years is not a problem for cars stored outside. 

Breda cars were observed with lights left on during storage. Answer: Their batteries would burn 
down if the poles were pulled. The "start up" mode makes it more efficient to leave the cars 
powered on. 

Since the New Jersey 1080 car arrived, when can others cars be expected to follow? Answer: 
Next vehicle is due in August 2005. The project is fast tracked according to availability. 

For LRVs is there a coupler issue or is there an issue related to false signals from the train 
control software? Answer: The issue is not with the train control software but rather with 
corrosion on a series of P 1 and P2 connectors due to water accumulation. Cars were identified 
with the corrosion; connectors were replaced with a dialectic piece as a preventative measure 
until a more permanent solution is developed. Mr. Hursh highly recommends a mid-life 
overhaul on vehicles, an industry standard. Mr. Hursh asked for support from the MTA CAC 
that monies be identified for the purpose of funding mid-life overhaul programs for vehicles 
approximately 12 to 15 years old. Reliability would be a significant benefit. Europe already has 
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What progress has there been for problems with Yokes? Answer: the proposed final solution is a 
new horseshoe shaped bracket for the yoke, a stiffer piece with internal supports installed by the 
manufacturer. 

Arc air divers being replaced? Answer: Tests revealed that the compressors caused an oil 
problem. The new air dryer separates the oil from the air. 

Mr. Ferrario has observed a couple of door problems with older BREDA vehicles. Answer: 
Doors again would benefit from a mid-life overhaul. A door manufacture offered an unsolicited 
proposal to disassembly, rebuild and calibration to new standards, for $1 1 million for the entire 
fleet. The doors are approaching age for rebuild, however no RFP money is available. 

Any training for operators for minor fixes on vehicles as cars can tie up the entire subway? 
Answer: Mr. York Kwan from MUNI's Training department, also present, responded that 
MUNI's training program includes minor trouble shooting techniques for doors and steps. 

b) Dan Weaver: 

Where are coupler repairs being made? Answer: Work is done internally, using the involving 
the dialectic piece, however fleet engineers are still working out water abatement/corrosion 
issues. 

EMSC Discussion: 

Mr. Weaver noted that as the first line of defense, the Emergency Team is vital. Being subject to 
the hiring freeze, the team has dwindled in emergency response time from 5 minutes to 15 to 20 
minutes. Mr. Ferrario added that transit agencies often cut back on maintenance during budget 
woes. Emergency Team and the Mid-life rebuild as suggested by Mr. Hursh with the BREDA cars 
seem important. The reliability of some of the newer models does not measure up to the some of 
the older dependable buses. Service is still supported by some of the older diesels and trolleys still 
running after 30 years. 

Motion: Bruce Oka moved that the MTA CAC recommends that MUNI exempt Emergency Road 
Call Response staff from hiring freezes and overtime prohibitions because fast and reliable road 
service is essential to maintain reliable transit service. 

2nd by Steve Ferrario 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario and Oka) 

7. MUNI Training Program: (Discussion/ Action) York Kwan (MUNI Training) 

New operators start with a 35-day program, which includes minor trouble shooting techniques for 
doors and steps. Once they are out on their own, the have retraining and line trainer ride-alongs to 
observe their skills throughout the year. 

Accidents initiate retraining: 1st accident, 4-hour class and 4-hour road retraining, and for the 2nd 
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reviewed over prior accidents with a week each of class and road training. There is also PSR 
training, peer assistance programs and counseling. Ruth Stewart deals with the training for Cable 
car and Rail car training. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

a) Norman Rolfe: 

How long is class time and hands-on time? Answer: five days of in-class, thirty days hands-on, 
and two weeks spent with a line trainer on revenue service. 

b) Dan Weaver: 

Are there any regular refresher training scheduled for operators? Answer: There is an annual 
1-day class consisting of basic coach operations review, bulletins, ADA, rules and regulations 
compliance, basic operations techniques, and customer service. 

c) Bruce Oka: 

Have there been any recent changes in training? Answer: Mr. Kwan recently joined the 
department in May 2005; however, he noted that one new criterion for hiring was that applicants 
should already possessed a BP commercial license with prior transit/passenger experience, 
rather than the previous requirement of a basic C license. 

Are operators trained on troubleshooting wheelchair lift problems? Answer: Operators are 
instructed on troubleshooting lifts by re-deploying the lifts or by allowing the lift to recycling. 
However, operators are not to physically fix lifts. Mr. Ferrario asked what happens if the lift 
doesn't work. Answer: 2 maintenance trucks are available citywide for any variety of problems 
with diesels and trolleys. For "lift" trouble, the first call goes to the Fire department for 
immediate chair rescue, then a second call is placed to the maintenance shop which usually 
takes 20 minutes to send a maintenance truck depending on the number of various trouble calls 
they are responding to. 

d) Steve Ferrario: 

What training is available when operators change vehicle types? Answer: Operators get 4 hour 
training, as they are already familiar with basic vehicle control. Training would include new 
features such as switches, knobs, and vehicle turn references. 

e) Daniel Murphy 

How much training time is spent on troubleshooting? Answer: 30 minutes for doors. 

On route changes, how do operators get new route instructions? Answer: Operators are 
responsible for getting route sheets with instructions, which are always available. Passengers are 
good about helping new operators. 

8. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 



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No questions at this time. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: June 16, 2005, at 1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Room, at 5:00 
p.m. 

a) Training, Paul Peterson (MUNI Manager of Training - Rubber Tire) and Ruth Stuart (MUNI 
Manager of Training - Rail and Cable Car) and Brendan Scanlan (MUNI Superintendent - 
Cable Car Operations). Training program for historic cars as the MUNI fleet increases. Cable 
car training. 

b) For July 2 1 , Support for Emergency Team and the Mid-life Rebuild, Mr. Hursh (MUNI 
Deputy General Manager-Maintenance) 

10. Adjournment: 6:02 p.m. 



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City & County of San Francisco DOC U M E NTS D E PT. 

Municipal Transportation Agency APR 1 7 2008 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

"Location Change" 

Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

((415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 



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San Francisco, California 
AGENDA 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


5:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of May 19, 2005 (Discussion/ Action) 


5:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


5:10 


5. 


MUNI Training Program, Rubber Tire, Rail and Cable Car. 

(Discussion/ Action) 


5:15 


6. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


6:20 


7. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, July 
21, 2005, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 308 (Conference Room 
312) at 4:00pm. 


\ 6:25 : | 


8. 


Adjournment 


6:30 



Notes: 

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Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, 
CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic 
Center. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 
1 9-Polk, 2 1 -Hayes, and 7 1 -Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar 
Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The 
Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin 
Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please 
contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the 
meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

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Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
cop\ ing at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings 
and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 
2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 
Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 



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Note: Quarterly /bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects status 
(segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status 
including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or 
delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

• Report on Central Subway 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

• T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

• Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

• Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

• Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

• Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 



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Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety 
Committee (EMSC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



FINAL MINUTES 

of APR 1 7 2008 

Regular Meeting . . . ^^ 

s * SAN FRANCISCO 

Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 
San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 5:05 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 
2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka (arrived 5:27 p.m.) 

EMSC Absent: None. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Daniel Murphy 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Paul Petersen (MUNI - Superintendent, 
Training and Development), and Michael Kirchanski (MUNI - Manager, Office of Health and 
Safety). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt Minutes of May 19, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the May 2005 minutes by Steve Ferrario. 



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EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Daniel Weaver and Steve Ferrario) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 

none 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 

MUNI's Maintenance department has already felt the effects of significant cut backs due to Budget 
woes. Sprinklers were shut off with grass and plants dying out. Currently there is a hiring freeze 
for new gardeners. Without the gardeners, weeds are growing everywhere, included the Green 
yard. San Jose and Geneva yard, and the Sunset tunnel yard. MUNI's gardeners were also licensed 
by the Department of Environment to do all the pesticide applications. Rats are a serious concern. 
There is a need to discuss alternative Maintenance strategies. 

Debra Reed added Joan Downey's comments from the June 6, 2005 CAC minutes about the 
MUNI Park on West Portal at the N Judah line located at Carl and Cole streets, reporting debris 
and rat infestation resulting from trash left by homeless people taking residence there and their 
pets. Also, the sprinkler system watering the lawn has been turned off due to Budget cuts. 
Neighbors were willing to help with watering and mowing the lawn with appropriate 
authorizations. 

5. MUNI Training Program, Rubber Tire, Rail and Cable Car: Paul Petersen (MUNI - 
Superintendent, Training and Development), and Michael Kirchanski (MUNI - Manager, Office of 
Health and Safety) 

Mr. Petersen opened explaining the staff hierarchy of the Training and Development department, 
which includes Operations training for both operators and supervisors, also a Maintenance training 
section. His department is comprised of 32 Transit 9139 Training supervisors/instructors, 9 of 
which Michael Burns (MUNI Executive Director) designated to report to Operation 
Superintendents for the purpose of making accident determination, avoidable or unavoidable. 

a) Daniel Weaver: 

How many Street Car drivers? Answer: Average of 280 per day, total 320 drivers. Some drivers 
out on various leave, i.e., sick leave, military duty, etc. 

Would Street Cars be considered a bigger training challenge? Answer: Yes. 

Does MUNI give more training than what is required by Federal or State regulators? Answer: Yes. 
MUNI is required to have a training program and a refresher course every 2 years by the Federal 
government of which CPUC audits every 3 years, but there was no stipulation on hours. DMV 
requires Rubber tires training of 25 to 35 hours of minimum training for a "verification of transit 
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initial training is 35 days. Cable car is 25 days for Grip and 10 days for Conductor. MUNI's 
refresher training is 8 hours every 2 years. 

Standard Operating Procedures are available for compliance checks as mandated by the CPUC. 
Operators must pass a 2-hour compliance checks every years, which include pre-op evaluations, 
evaluations on driving, a checklist of rules of procedures, etc. 

b) Steve Ferrario: 

Using Streetcars, PCCs, and Historic cars as examples for someone who has operated a bus but has 
never operating a streetcar before, what would the training be like? Answer: First training would 
be a 1 5-25 day with the PCC cars, which would include basic orientation, overhead orientation and 
track switches (how to read a switch, throw a switch with a track iron, how they work 
automatically with the V-tag system which works by remote control). Also there is some 
trouble-shooting training, i.e., door problems, and breaks. The PCC car training would then be 
followed with the 1 0-day training on the different type, Milan car. Historic car training is on an 
as-needed basis. 

Are manuals available for non-LRV cars, i.e., cable cars, PCCs, Historic cars, Milans, etc? 
Answer: Yes. The F-line training manual covers PCCs, Milans, and Histories. Newer manuals are 
being developed. 

What operator training is available for troubleshooting on BREDA cars? Answer: Operators are 
trained how to reset circuit breakers, along with other trouble shooting techniques. 

What are the procedures for loading and unloading wheelchair patrons? Answer: Wheelchairs are 
always loaded in the first car so that operators can line up with stop bars that indicate safe 
disembarking for wheelchairs exiting from the first car, front or rear door. On the other hand, 
operators cannot visually insure a safe stop for wheelchairs exiting the second car. Bruce Oka 
added that wheelchair patrons are advised to board the first car. 

c) Bruce Oka: 

Operators have been observed leaving their vehicles to make food purchases during their routes, 
both rail and rubber tire. Answer: Place a complaint, gathering as much information as possible, 
i.e., operator's car number, run number, direction, location and time. Many reports that come in do 
not contain enough information for disciplinary action. 

What has been the result of Pitbulls being used as Service Animals? Answer: For the Service 
Animal training, particularly addressing Pitbulls, Mr. Goubrith, who also brought along his own 
personal Pitbull, shared a lot of written information with MUNI instructors. Recently patrons using 
Pitbulls as Service Animals have been riding MUNI. 

d) Daniel Murphy: 

In looking at the Deboce and Noe tunnel near the Harvey Milk Park, what is the training for N 
Judahs for clearing tunnel areas in order to safely disembark passengers? Answer: The 
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However w ith the new 2-car trains, the last door would open within the tunnel wall. A stop bar 
was established as a solution, but the stop area was still to short to adequately clear the tunnel 
w ithout pulling into oncoming auto traffic. MUNI and DPT are working on a proposal to stripe the 
area to reestablish a much longer passenger safety zone while diverting on coming cars away from 
the passenger area. 

6. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

7. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: July 21, 2005, at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 
335), at 4:00 p.m. 

a) MUNI has vacated the 1 145 Market Street facility, therefore their 5th floor conference room is 
no longer available for future CAC meetings. Debra Reed sent out E-mails to status CAC members 
for their days of availability for interim conference planning until conference rooms at the new 
MUNI facility located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue becomes available for scheduling meetings. 

b) Michael Hursh (Maintenance) and Ted Aranas regarding water being shut off to sprinklers, 
planters. Yard areas and planters no longer maintained by gardeners, are now being overgrown 
with weeds, trash and the threat of rat infestation, including the Green facility yard, San Jose and 
Geneva yard, Carl and Cole yard, and Noel yard by Castro Street. A hiring freeze has frozen the 
Gardener's position. Community residents are willing to water and mow the yard areas at Carl and 
Cole streets. Michael Kirchanski will speak with Ted Aranas about how residents participating in 
MUNI's yard upkeep. Daniel Murphy asked why is MUNI responsible and not Park and 
Recreation? Even if MUNI owns the areas, could Park and Recreation maintain the grounds on a 
contract basis between the two agencies? 

c) Michael Hursh about his plan to get a maintenance program in advance, his mid-life overhaul 
programs for vehicles approximately 12 to 15 years old. 

8. Adjournment: 6:31 p.m. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 7 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 
San Francisco, California 



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AGENDA 



Item 

n 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


4:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of June 16, 2005 (Discussion/ Action) 


4:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


5. 


MUNI Mid-Life Vehicle Program. Michael Hursh 
(Discussion/ Action) 


4:20 


6. 


MUNI Facilities Upkeep. Michael Hursh, and Ted Aranas 
(Discussion/ Action) 


4:50 


7. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


5:20 


8. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, 
August 18, 2005, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075 at 4:00pm. 


5:25 


9. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



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Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San 
Francisco, between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From 
the first floor lobby, take either elevator to the 3rd floor. Make a left and enter through Room 334 
for Conference Room 335. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about 
four blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting location are the 
5-Fulton, 21 -Hayes, 47-Van Ness, and 49 Mission- Van Ness. The closest Muni Metro stop is Van 
Ness station, where one can transfer to a 47-Van Ness or 49 Mission-Van Ness bus. For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A 
bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage 
(entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle 
racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please 
contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the 
meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
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similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings 
and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 
2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 
Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

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• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects status 
(segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status 
including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or 
delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

• Report on Central Subway 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

• T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

• Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

• Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

• Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

• Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost and 
Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FINAL MINUTES 

of APR 1 7 2008 

Regular Meeting SAN FRANCISCO 

Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, Conference Room 335 
San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 4:02 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 
2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair), Steve Ferrario and Bruce 
Oka. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: 

EMSC Absent: None. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Daniel Murphy (cac chair), and 
Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) present: Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Liaison), Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), 
Michael Hursh (MTA Deputy General Manager - Safety, Security, Training), Fred Stephens 
(MUNI General Manager - Operations), Ted Aranas (MTA Acting Sr. Operations Manager), John 
Sadorra (MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer, Rail), Elson S. Hao (MUNI Senior Vehicle Engineer), 
and Louis Maffei (LRV Engineering). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt Minutes of June 16, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the June minutes by Steve Ferrario, with correction. 

2nd by Bruce Oka 

EMSC passed unanimously (see roll for the Ayes) 



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3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 

none 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

5. MUNI Mid-Life Vehicle Program: Fred Stephens (MUNI General Manager - Operations), 
Michael Hursh (MTA Deputy General Manager - Safety, Security, and Training), John Sadorra 
(MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer, Rail), Elson S. Hao, (MUNI Senior Vehicle Engineer), and 
Louis Maffei (LRV Engineering). [Handout] 

The EMSC committee was interested in adequate funding for maintenance and overhaul programs 
for Transit vehicles, as well as what are the manufacturers recommendations to maximize the life 
of MUNI's transit vehicles. 

Mr. Stephens highlighted a general briefing handout "MUNI Light Rail Vehicle Overhaul Status" 
prepared with John Sadorra. Funding was an issue. BREDA recommended their 10-year overhaul 
program. 30 vehicles per year at $675,000 per vehicles, the estimated coast would be $20 million 
yearly. 5 -year light overhaul, covering breaks, doors, propulsion, ATC system, would be funded 
partially through leaseback funds. An application to CAPWOC, a MUNI capital improvement 
committee, was pending for $7 million annually for continual overhaul expenditures. The $1.2 
million earmarked for breaks received thus far for 23 cars, still leaves some 128 cars for breaks, 
along with door and propulsion work. 

Maintenance has worked as a day-to-day operation. The Agency would greatly benefit from a good 
meaningful overhaul program, to avoid a massive breakdown of the City's transit system. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Daniel Weaver asked, what systems are recommended for a 5 -year overhaul? Answer: Propulsion, 
Door, Suspension, HBAC air conditioning, Auxiliary Power supply, and others, of which there 
were no funds available. 

Norman Rolfe asked: 

Who performs the overhauls? Answer: For efficiency purposes, overhauls were contracted out to 
either the original equipment manufacturer or contracted to have cars overhauled offsite. 

Mr. Rolfe suggested that Singfreid might be a good source to approach for funding. 

Steve Ferrario expressed that a meaningful effort towards establishing a real overhaul program 
would be by identifying staff to determine the needs along with associated maintenance costs. Real 
numbers would have a significant impact when lobbying the Board of Directors for needed 
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6. MUNI Facilities Upkeep: Michael Hursh (MTA Deputy General Manager - Safety, Security, 
and Training), Fred Stephens (MUNI General Manager - Operations), and Ted Aranas (MTA 
Acting Sr. Operations Manager). 

The EMSC expressed concerns pointing out safety issues due to poor lighting in platform areas, 
and various deteriorated landscaping at facilities overgrown with weeds due to broken irrigation 
systems. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Daniel Weaver: 

The Platform area would be a major concern, suggesting a lighting consultant for better lighting of 
the area where people would be, also better lighting for the walls. Answer: The design MUNI used 
was basically indirect lighting, never directly lighting the platform. Mr. Aranas believed there was 
a program to replace lighting. Mr. Hursh added that PUC was analyzing MUNI's meter usage for 
loans to the Agency for lighting upgrades, fan motors, etc., which would be paid back through 
energy savings. 

What was the status on Sunset Tunnel Park to keep it open and watered? Answer: In actively 
working on all the landscape areas, with no gardeners, due to budgetary constraints, MUNI was 
unable to hire any. Department of Park and Rec, and also DPW were unable to assist due to work 
within their own departments. MUNI has been using work order funds to hire some assistance 
from Bureau of Urban Forestry. A requisition was resubmitted for one gardener; however, there 
was a request for an addition two that was on Budget hold. 

What programs did MUNI have for maintenance/cleaning of key stops? Even the trashcans were 
disappearing. Answer: The work order with DPW for key-stop cleaning was discontinued in the 
Budget two years ago. Presently, the shelter company and Tract department has assisted in some of 
the worse cases. 

Steve Ferrario pointed out that: 

In view of terrorist attaches in London, England, should Federal funding become available for 
security purposes, could it be directed to projects, such as lighting, painting, cameras, and security 
for downtown stations and MUNI platforms? Answer: Congress budget for homeland security and 
transit was $ 1 million less than the previous year. The $9 million dollars allocated to California 
was to be shared between 5 rail agencies. 

Ceilings would benefit from painting or cleaning. Steve Ferrario suggested changing the color 
scheme for better lighting. Answer: Mr. Aranas responded that his department was already looking 
into painting. 

As part of the F line, Palm trees planted at upper Market Street are in urgent need of trimming. 
Funds need to be identified for trimming, to avoid potential rat infestation. Answer: There is no 
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Daniel Murphy suggested for replacement using lower energy light bulbs that put out more light. 

Mr. Murphy reported a homeless encampment at one of the sites. Answer: Rules require a 24-hour 
notice stipulating the removal of personal items must be posted before disposing of a person's 
belongings. Assistance from the SFPD along with MUNI Security has worked to keep squatters 
away over night. 

Why should MUNI be responsible for a park upkeep? Answer: Historically, MUNI including those 
areas belonged to the PUC. When MUNI separated from PUC, those landscape areas were given to 
MUNI as part of the split arrangement. 

Mr. Murphy asked had the broken irrigation system at Green Station been repaired? Mr. Aranas 
said he needed to look into it. Mr. Stephens responded that while he had worked with Mohammed 
Nuru and Ed Lee in DPW to clean areas, he doubted that DPW would landscape areas with plants 
requiring maintenance. 

Motion: The MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to fill two of the three vacant gardening positions 
within this fiscal year 2006. 

Moved by Bruce Oka 

2nd by Dan Weaver 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Oka) 

7. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

8. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: September 15, 2005, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, 
at 4:00 p.m. 

• Description of the LRV program - maintenance for the BRED As 

• MUNI's plan concerning the 9th Avenue garage entrance of the Golden Gate Concourse 

9. Adjournment: 5:43 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of June 16, 2005 

Agenda Item 5 - 

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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

((415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

APR 1 7 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



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Item 

U 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


4:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


4:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of July 21, 2005 (Discussion/ Action) 
Adopt 2004 Minutes of May 20, July 22, September 16, and 
November 18, 2004 


4:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


5. 


3rd Street Transit Service Plan . (Discussion/ Action) Peter 
Straus 


4:20 


6. 


MUNI Maintenance Programs - Rail, Trolley, and Diesels. 

(Discussion/ Action) Fred Stephens 


4:40 


7. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


5:20 


8. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, 
November 17, 2005, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
308/312 at 4:00pm. 


5:25 


9. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



Notes: 



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Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San 
Francisco, between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From 
the first floor lobby, take either elevator to the 3rd floor. Make a left and enter through Room 334 
for Conference Room 335. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about 
four blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting location are the 
5-Fulton, 21 -Hayes, 47-Van Ness, and 49 Mission- Van Ness. The closest Muni Metro stop is Van 
Ness station, where one can transfer to a 47-Van Ness or 49 Mission-Van Ness bus. For more 
information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A 
bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage 
(entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle 
racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please 
contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the 
meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings 
and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
donna hall(S>ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
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2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 
Quarterly /Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 



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• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly /bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects status 
(segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status 
including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or 
delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

• Report on Central Subway 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

• T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

• Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

• Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

• Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

• Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost and 
Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 

FINAL MINUTES 

o . °L *• APR 1 7 2008 

Regular Meeting 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, Conference Room 335 
San Francisco, California 

1 . Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 4:01 p.m., Thursday, September 
15, 2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair), Steve Ferrario and Bruce 
Oka. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: 

EMSC Absent: None. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Daniel Murphy (cac chair), and 
Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Peter Straus (MTA Service Planning), John 
Sadorra (MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer, Rail), and Louis Maffei (LRV Engineering). 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

2. Adopt 2005 Minutes of July 21, and 

Adopt 2004 Minutes of May 20, July 22, September 16, and November 18 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Motion to adopt the June minutes by Steve Ferrario, with correction. 
2nd by Bruce Oka 



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EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), Ferrario, and Oka) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 

No members from the public were present. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

5. 3rd Street Transit Service Plan: (Discussion/ Action) Peter Straus (MTA Service Planning) 

The new rail line on Third Street, designated as the T Third, would be through-routed with the K 
Ingleside line. Sign switches would automatically take place at both the West Portal and the Ferry 
Portal. At the advent of the T Third rail line, the 15 Third Street bus line would be discontinued, 
however the 9x, 9ax, and 9bx would be renamed as the 15x, 15ax, and the 15bx along with route 
expansions. The 9 San Bruno local line would remain unchanged. 

There would be alterations to the route of the 54 Felton line to service transfer points with the new 
T Third rail line. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario: 

When would T Third rail operations began? Answer: Due to problems with the bridge, the target 
date was reset for June 2006. 

What was the source for information on the Embarcadero monitor, which was a very reliable 
system? Answer: Alcatel, a MUNI in-house created signal system. 

Daniel Murphy: 

Would the stop points change on Third Street, including the Mission Bay stop? Answer: All stop 
points would remain open. 

Norman Rolfe: 

Would the N Judah continue running to CalTrain's station? Answer: No, CalTrain's station would 
then be serviced by the T Third line, also supplemented by the J Church line during "peak" hours. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA expand the Embarcadero station's LRV 
Alcatel monitors to all subway stations. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), Ferrario, and Oka) 

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John Sadorra (MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer, Rail), and Louis Maffei (LRV Engineering) 

Mr. Sadorra distributed and reviewed the MUNI Light Rail Vehicle Overhaul Program (September 
15, 2005) handout. While the OEM recommends system overhaul at 5-year intervals, the handout 
outlines a 10-year overhaul. The Mid-life overhauls were useful in maintaining the vehicles' 
readiness to reach their expected 30-year life. Once adequate funding becomes available, it would 
take a year of preparation to have sufficient staff, ample parts and supplies, and necessary 
equipment to commence overhauling vehicles. The 10-year overhaul would be due in 2007. Mr. 
Ferrario pointed out that asking the MTA Board for funding should began immediately in 
preparing for year 2007, as well as preparing for the Mid-life overhaul needs. Mr. Sadorra 
represented the Rail division, however he pointed out those trolleys and diesels most likely would 
require similar overhaul programs. Don Gee would be knowledgeable regarding trolleys and 
diesels information in the Rubber Tire division. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Norman Rolfe: 

Some agencies color-code vehicle parts to identify expiration dates for maintenance purposes. 
Answer: Knorr Brakes had color-coded and dated actualators to distinguish parts rebuilt in-house 
from those rebuilt by Knorr, however, date-stamp (no color codes) was the usual practice. 

Daniel Weaver: 

Outside vendors were identified and contracted by MUNI for much of the work. Answer: MUNI 
would remove the failing component, bolt in another unit, and ship the bad component to the 
vendor for overhaul. The Parts manager would track units that were spares, in-transit units, unit 
sets, units being overhauled by the vendor, units removed, etc. 

What problems were experienced due to lack of systematic maintenance practice? Answer: 
Systems problems experienced were couplers, doors, ATC, ATCS, air conditioning system, trunks, 
wire harnesses, articulation harnesses, to name a few, adding that many of these problems could 
have been avoided had the 5 -year maintenance level been implemented. 

Daniel Murphy asked was vehicle experience or budgetary constraints used as bases for deviation 
from BREDA manufacturer's recommended program? Answer: Both vehicle experience and staff 
shortage due to budget have resulted in deviation from the BREDA' s recommended maintenance 
schedule, however, the Maintenance department had been able to establish and maintain an 
in-house maintenance schedule. Corrective maintenance for 150 LRVs was somewhat of a strain 
for just 51 mechanics. 

Steve Ferrario was very much interested in early campaigning the MTA Board for funding for the 
Mid-Life program, as well as Cables, and F line, in order to head off critical vehicle shortages. 

7. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 



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8. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: October 20, 2005, at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 334, at 4:00 
p.m. 

• Fix facility maintenance, gardeners, Michael Hursh or Fred Stevens, with Ted Aranas (October) 

• Rubber Fire (Diesel and Trolleys) maintenance, John Gee and Fred Stephens (October) 

For November's regular meeting: November 17, 2005, at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Conference 
Room 334, at 4:00 p.m. 

• NextBus Update and funding, John Fungi (November) 

• Emeryville's Kiosk informational, suggested by Norman Rolfe, John Fungi (November) 

• Rail maintenance, John Sadorra, Louis Maffie, and with Fred Stephens (November) 

9. Adjournment: 5:40 p.m. 
Attachments: 
Agenda Item 2 - 
Minutes of July 21, 2005 



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+ Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 308 (Conference Room 312) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 
n/or (2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final 
Council action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 1 Z005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
T , ..-,-. n . n . . . . - „ PUBLIC LIBRARY 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

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McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). From the first floor lobby, take either elevator 
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The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, about four blocks from the 
meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 21-Hayes, 47-Van Ness, and 
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There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
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this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted 
on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
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Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 308 (Conference Room 312) 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of September 21, 2005 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


Rubber Tire Maintenance and Overhaul - Trolley and Diesel. 

Paul Williamson (Discussion/ Action) 


3:15 


6. 


Fixed Facility Maintenance Update and Gardeners. Ted Aranas 
(Discussion/ Action) 


3:45 


7. 


NextBus Update and Funding John Fungi (Discussion/ Action) 


4:15 


8. 


LRV and Rail Vehicles Maintenance and Overhaul - John Sadorra 
and Louis Maffei (Discussion/ Action) 


4:45 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, January 
19, 2006, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 308 (Conference Room 312) at 
4:00pm. 


5:25 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:30 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 



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Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. APR 1 7 2008 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 308 (Conference Room 312) _ . 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 . Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:08 p.m., Thursday, November 
17, 2005. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 4:15 p.m. 

EMSC Absent: 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) present: Paul Williamson (MTA Superintendent - Mtce Wood), Fred Stephens (MUNI 
General Manager - Operations), Louis Maffei (MUNI LRV Engineering), John Sadorra (MUNI 
Chief Mechanical Officer, Rail), Ted Aranas (MTA Acting Sr. Operations Manager), John Funghi, 
(MTA Project Manager, Construction), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt Minutes of September 15, 2005: 

Chair Daniel Weaver postponed the adoption of the September Minutes until the next EMSC 
meeting in January 2006. 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 



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4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

5. Rubber Tire Maintenance and Overhaul - Trolley and Diesel: Paul Williamson - Wood's 
Superintendent - Maintenance, and Fred Stephens - General Manager - Maintenance (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Mr. Williams reviewed status for former-life and half-life rehabilitation for transit vehicles, 
including ETI trolleys, NABI and Neo Plan coaches. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Dan Weaver: 

Does the manufacturer have any half-life or quarter-life overhaul system, or process, or 
recommendations for busses and trolleys? Response: Many of the cars had passed their 5-year 
warranty, especially NABI coaches, leaving maintenance MUNI's responsibility. MUNI had no 
spare NABI engines however maintenance wanted to purchase 45 remanufactured engines brought 
up to new standards also with new warranties. 

Would new vehicles be ordered with SONIC doors? Response: Hybrid coaches had been specified 
with SONIC doors. Mr. Williamson was also hoping to get SONIC doors for quarter and half-life 
overhauls. 

Steve Ferrario: 

What manufactures were available? Response: Orion, New Flyers, NABI and Gillard were still 
viable, also major component suppliers, such as Boyd, Allison, Zia and others. Fred Stephens 
added that bus manufacturers had become an international market due to the dwindling domestic 
companies. 

Were there equivalent parts inter-exchangeable between vehicle brands? Response: Often 
modifications may be involved, such as updates in California Air Resources Board mandate 
criteria, various emission certifications, also coach configurations. 

Was the ETI settlement adequate? Response: The $12 million settlement appeared to be adequate 
at the time, but could become inadequate depending on the number years it takes. 

The EMSC would like to support the Maintenance department in asking the MTA Board for 
adequate funding to help Maintenance keep the fleets capable ready. Response: A couple of the 
engineers had been lost; it may take a while to complete the cost estimate. 

6. Fixed Facility Maintenance Update and Gardeners: Ted Aranas (Discussion/ Action) 
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during the month of November 2005. They would be focused on both Forest Hill and Green yards. 
Outside companies had been contracted for tree trimming work as money become available. 

Mr. Aranas distributed pictures of a beautification project with ceramic tiling. A community 
project for the epoxy walls at the Castro station had been suggested using artistic tiles to create a 
mural, perhaps similar to a quilt project. Community participants would be involved and 
Merchants could help sponsor the wall. 

Dan Weaver: 

Mr. Weaver had placed several reports of poles with graffiti to "28 Clean" however nothing was 
done. Response: Maintenance included removal of posters, banners and even painting. The Mayor 
had a program "Abating Graffiti Throughout the City." MOU had been a problem, along with 
determining responsible departments (PUC, DPW, MUNI, DPT, Borough of Lighting and Power, 
etc.) for the various poles, however a meeting had been scheduled for Monday, November 21, 
2005 with involved City agencies to address graffiti issues for maintaining poles. 

Poles painted without proper preparation, such as removing old tape and paper, would accelerate 
deterioration of the poles. Response: Various groups other than MUNI have responded to graffiti 
abatement requests, but not always with professional painters. Mr. Aranas agreed to mention 
painting methods at the November 21, 2005 meeting. 

7. NextBus Update and Funding: John Funghi (Discussion/ Action) 

Mr. Funghi confirmed that NextBus (a GPS type system) was awarded $11.8 million in funding 
for the deployment of the AVL project from RM2 funds from bridge tolls through MTC, that were 
set aside for real-time transit to work with 5 1 1 -Telephone Service. NextBus would be expanded to 
Trolleys in December 2005, with Diesels soon to follow. NextBus passenger signs should be 
installed over the next 9 months. As a management tool, NextBus information would be reliable 
up to +/- minute. Mr. Funghi demonstrated a beta test of NextBus management features from a 
laptop computer. 

MUNI showcased their AVL system at the ITS World Congress show at the Mosconi Center. Mr. 
Funghi distributed flyers from the event. 

The next step was to certify a contract, which is awaiting receipt of the full performance and 
payment bond. Funds and award of authority by the MTA Board were in place. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario: 

At the Castro station, the NextBus system display conflicting data compared to the ATCS system. 

The MTA CAC passed a recommendation to install monitors similar to Central Control's monitor 
at Embarcadero in all the subway stations. That monitor displayed the most accurate information. 

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When the 3rd Street line opens, outbound and inbound would become very confusing to the 
public. Response: MUNI had been using destination-to-destination designations rather than 
outbound and inbound terms when ever possible. 

8. LRV and Rail Vehicles Maintenance and Overhaul - John Sadorra and Louis Maffei 
(Discussion/ Action) 

Mr. Maffei distributed and reviewed the "Argument to Provide Funding for a Breda LRV 
Preventive Overhaul Program" report. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Dan Weaver: 

Were the LRVs sent out for repairs? Response: MUNI Shop replaced worn main assembly units 
with rebuilt main units, sending worn units to the vendor for overhaul. To avoid vehicles being 
out-of-service for periods of time, a number of already rebuilt spare units were kept in stock. 

What would be the cost of a new Breda? Response: In 1997, to order 5 to 10 Bredas, the cost 
would be $4 million. 

What were the consequences of forgoing the 5-year overhaul? Response: Airbags and air 
conditioners have surpassed their useful life, the repair shop could not keep up with failed 
couplers, break calipers and actuators, also door reliability had been decreasing. MUNI was able to 
get money through the leaseback program to work on 23 of the LRV-2 cars overhauling their break 
system. 

Overhauls were estimated at $205,000 per car to replace all the worn-out parts. 

Steve Ferrario 

How soon would funding be needed? Response: If funding were to become available, it would 
take another year. Many of the components were not shelf items, since they needed to be 
production-ran. Also overhauls would need to be spaced out over a 5-year period to meet service 
requirements and still maintain a running fleet, simultaneously while running the overhaul 
program. 

What had been the status of the Hanger Queens? $750,000 was received to work on those 5 cars. 
Being that they were purchased with FDA funds, MUNI was obligated to repair those cars and put 
them back in service. Also, through the Breda leaseback program, MUNI agreed to maintain them 
per the original equipment manufacturer stats. Replacing them would cost $20 million, whereas 
repairing them would cost $6 million. 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the proposed Breda LRV 10-year maintenance overhaul 
program for funding starting in 2006-2007 MTA Budget. 

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9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: January 11, 2006, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 
3:00 p.m. 

• Trolleys - Harry Jensen, and Woon Wong 

(■ Update for Overhaul, Rubber Tires - Paul Williamson 
• Van Ness BRT project 

10. Adjournment: 5:58 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of June 16, 2005 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Handout - MUNI Light Rail Vehicle Overhaul Status 

Agenda Item 8 - 

Handout - Argument to Provide Funding for a Breda LRV Preventive Overhaul Program, 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 

City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



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Item 

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Item i 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes (Discussion/ Action) 
September 15, 2005 and November 17, 2005 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


Van Ness BRT Update . (Discussion/ Action) 


3:20 


6. 


Rubber Tire Maintenance Program - Diesel and Trolley 
buses. (Discussion/ Action) 


3:50 


7. 


Metro Track Replacement Program - Update. (Discussion/ 
Action) 


4:20 


8. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 p.m. 


4:55 



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10. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 
Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly /bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects status 
(segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status 
including allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or 
delays incurred concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

• Report on Central Subway 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

• T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

• Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

• Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

• Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

• Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost and 
Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 



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Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. 
From the 1st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is 
Civic Center. Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San 
Bruno, 47- Van Ness, 49- Van Ness/Mission, and the 7 1 -Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & 
Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 
415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting 
location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk 
and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A 
bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage 
(entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle 
racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please 
contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the 
meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http : //www, sfmuni . com/cac . Notices of meetings 

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and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 1 00 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by 
mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 
2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 






DRAFT MINUTES 

Of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEP" 
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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:06 p.m., Wednesday, 
January 11, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: None 

EMSC Absent: Bruce Oka 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Darton Ito (MTA Transit Planner), Don Gee (MTA 
Maintenance - Rubber Tire), Ron Niewiarowski (MTA Capital Planner), Ken Jew (Manager, 
MTA Construction Division-Project Management Section), Fariba Mahmoudi (MTA 
Construction Division-Project Management Section), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

Adopt 2005 Minutes of September 15 th and November 17 th : 
Motion to adopt minutes by Steve Ferrario. 
2 nd by Dan Weaver 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), and Ferrario) 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 

Chair presented no report 

Van Ness BRT Update: (Discussion/Action) Darton Ito (MTA Transit Planner) 



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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

DRAFT Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Thursday, January 11, 2006 

Mr. Ito distributed and reviewed progress of the BRT, using both handouts: Van Ness 
Avenue - Bus Rapid Transit Study, and Van Ness Corridor BRT Study, January 11, 2006. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario: 

Mr. Ferrario commented, why would the Van Ness project choose a different design and 
equipment requirement? It would seem to be an advantage to purchase all similar 
equipment to the Geary project. 

As we develop POP, the designs should encourage POP. 

Where there any citizen input for the Van Ness BRT project? Response: The first citizen 
meeting was at the Transportation, and another meeting was at the Holiday Inn at Van 
Ness. 

The Van Ness project should have a citizens advisory committee (CAC), to allow input from 
people. Response: Mr. Ito was not aware of Van Ness project or the Transportation 
Authority's CAC having any presentations, input or decision-making. 

Line designations, such as B and G should already be established as permanent line names. 
Since the Van Ness and the Potrero BRTs would eventually operate together, H would be an 
acceptably neutral line designation. 

Who would be the decision makers of the project? Response: The Transportation Authority 
(TA) would be the decision maker with Rachel Hiatt as the project manager. 

Norman Rolfe: 

Were the TA and the MTA working on the study of the project together? Response: The 
TA had taken the lead using Proposition K tax money to conduct the study, whereas the 
MTA had a support role, technical data collection and analysis. 

While the initial cost of light rail is costly, over a life cycle light rail comes out cheaper, less 
staff to operate, requires less maintenance, and cars have a longer life. One train carries 
enough passengers for 3 articulated buses. 

Dan Weaver: 

The BRT design does not appear to be light-rail capable. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that a Citizens Advisory Committee be established to 
provide citizen input to the planning process for the Van Ness and the Potrero Bus Rapid 
Transit projects. 

2 nd by Steve Ferrario 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), and Ferrario) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that a closer interaction take place between the San 
Francisco County Transportation Authority and the MTA in the design and construction of all 
transit projects where the MTA will be responsible for operations. These projects include, 
but are not limited to, the Geary, Van Ness and Potrero Bus Rapid Transit projects. 

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DRAFT Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Thursday, January 11, 2006 

2 nd by Dan Weaver 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), and Ferrario) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that a full 30-year life cycle economic analysis per 
rider be completed for light rail versus bus vehicles for the proposed Bus Rapid Transit 
projects on Geary, Van Ness and Potrero. 

2 nd by Steve Ferrario 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), and Ferrario) 

6. Rubber Tire Maintenance Program - Diesel and Trolley buses: (Discussion/Action) 
Don Gee (MTA Maintenance - Rubber Tire) 

Mr. Gee discussed funding half-life rehabilitation for 330 Neo Plan and 45 NABI diesel 
coaches, along with the 273 ETI electric vehicles. Maintenance focus was needed for door 
systems, air compressors, air systems (re-certifying the air tanks), power plants (engines, 
transmissions, trolley pole bases, traction motor, and re-calibrating electronic circuitries), 
radiators, and suspension cracks. There was a severe lack of articulated buses. 

Steve Ferrario requested a report of vehicles in need of overhaul to review with the full MTA 
CAC. Mr. Weaver wanted to include funding maintenance discussion during the MTA CAC's 
meeting on the current MTA budget. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA fund the required half-life rehabilitation 
maintenance of the 45 NABI diesel buses in the 2006-2007 fiscal year budget. 

2 nd by Steve Ferrario 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), and Ferrario) 

7. Metro Track Replacement Program: (Discussion/Action) Ken Jew (MTA Contract 
Manager), Ron Niewiarowski (MTA Capital Planner), and Fariba Mahmoudi (MTA Contracts) 

Mr. Niewiarowski distributed Stuart Sunshine's memo regarding Carl Street Rail Replacement 
Inquiry, dated November 4, 2005, and a schedule of rail replacement projects throughout 
San Francisco. Mr. Niewiarowski announced that Carl Street would be among the first 
projects, if not the first, for rail grinding when the contract was signed with a nationwide 
vendor in year 2006. Carl Street is a straightaway and not considered as severe as 
problems of curves, switches, major junctions, and multiple lines. There were urgent 
projects that were safety critical first, such as, cracked rails, derailment hazards, service 
disruption/shutdown, etc. 

Joan Downey: 

Over the past 10 years Carl Street dwellers had long been concerned about vibration 
damage causing cracks in the foundation of their homes, recurrent wall cracks, chronic 
loose electrical wiring problems, etc. Neighbors had heard promises from year 2002, and 
the vibration still continued. Mr. Ferrario added that a successful track noise and vibration 
reduction projects were completed on Don Chee Way near the new hotel, also Noe, 
between Market and 17 th streets along the F line. Response: Supervisor Mirkarimi contacted 
the MTA; Stuart Sunshine, Acting Executive Director, responded in writing (letter 
distributed) regarding Carl Street and not having enough money for many projects. 

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DRAFT Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Thursday, January 11, 2006 

Steve Ferrario: 

Could money reserved for delayed projects be redirected toward track noise abatement 
efforts? Response: Mr. Jew felt that the concern was truly valid and would be presented 
before the committee of Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance, since they were the 
actual decision makers for priority projects. 

When Carl Street is finally assigned to a project manager, Mr. Ferrario wanted to have a 
presentation to the EMSC from the manager outlining details and timelines. 

Dan Weaver: 

In view of the rail program often being raided due to balancing the budget for operating 
expenses, what could the CAC do? Response: Fixes had been in the form of small bites 
due to budget cuts. Carl Street is a priority, however the rail replacement program needs to 
have money for high priority projects, including Carl Street. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the rail replacement funds not be transferred to 
the operations budget and not be reduced from the current funding levels. 

2 nd by Steve Ferrario 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), and Ferrario) 

8. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference 
Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

• Rubber Tire Maintenance - Don Gee 

10. Adjournment: 5:43 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

2005 Minutes, September 15 th and November 17 th 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Handout - Van Ness Avenue - Bus Rapid Transit Study 
Handout - Van Ness Corridor BRT Study, January 11, 2006 

Agenda Item 7 - 

November 4, 2005 Letter re: Carl Street Rail Replacement Inquiry - signed by 
Stuart Sunshine, Acting Exec Dir 

Handout - Chapter 8 Infrastructure Program - Rail Replacement, November 1, 2005 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 DOCUMENTS DFPT 



San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



OCT ~ 3 2007 



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Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final 
Council action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens 7 Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-1267 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity 
of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted 
on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 

website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



litem # 

l 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 

1 1 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


1 3 " 


Adopt Minutes of January 11, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


:[ | 

4. 

A ! 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 

. . . , 


3:10 


I*. ! 


Rubber Tire Maintenance. (Discussion/ Action) Don Gee 


3:20 


6. 

:l 1 


— — — ■** ~* —"■ • ———■■■ 

Cable Car Maintenance. (Discussion/ Action) John Sodorra 


3:50 


7. 


DPT Maintenance - Traffic Signal Equipment, Parking Meter, 
etc. (Discussion/ Action) Bond Yee 


4:20 


8. 


Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


9. 

jl 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 
17, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:55 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 










City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



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FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 4 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:18 p.m., Wednesday, 
March 8, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: 

EMSC Absent: Bruce Oka. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Janet Michaelson (MTA 
CAC Liaison), Don Gee (MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer - Bus Maintenance), Bond Yee (DPT 
Director), Peter Rubin (DPT Director of Operations), Toni Coe (DPT Manager - Sign Shop), 
George Basley (DPT Manager - Signal Shop), George Reynolds (DPT Parking Meters), Ed 
Collins (DPT Traffic Marketing), and Jack Fleck (DPT City Traffic Engineer). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

No one present from the public. 

3. Adopt Minutes of January 11, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the January minutes by Steve Ferrario 
2 nd by Dan Weaver 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, and Ferrario) 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 




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FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 

5. Rubber Tire Maintenance: Don Gee (MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer - Bus Maintenance) 
Mr. Gee reviewed: 

$2.4 million for Mid-Life Overhaul for NABI, including doors, transmissions, engines, etc. 

Of the 330 5-year-old Neo Plan coaches, half the transmissions had to be replaced as a 
result of a design flaw. Due to the defunct of the Neo Plan Company, maintenance of 
transmissions was redirected to Muni's Maintenance shop for design correction. 

119 wheelchair lifts incidents were reported in 2005. Not all incidents were actual defective 
wheelchair lifts; some were adjustments. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario: 

The Executive Director, Mr. Ford, was very interested in maintenance. The EMSC would like 
a maintenance plan for diesels and trolleys to present before the MTA Board for funding. 
Mr. Ferrario invited Mr. Gee for July's EMSC meeting with a packaged plan, including NABIs, 
Neo Plans, and also including Muni Engineering. 

6. Cable Car Maintenance: (discussion/Action) John Sodorra 
Mr. Sodorra was not available to present this item 

7. DPT Maintenance - Traffic Signal Equipment, Parking Meter, etc.: 

(Discussion/Action) Bond Yee (DPT Director), Peter Rubin (Director of Operations), Toni 
Coe (Manager - Sign Shop), George Basley (Manager - Signal Shop), George Reynolds 
(Parking Meters), Ed Collins (Traffic Marketing), and Jack Fleck (City Traffic Engineer) 

Mr. Yee opened by introducing staff from various DPT divisions and provided an overview of 
various maintenance functions, developments, as well as the effects of Budget cuts within 
DPT division, such as the Sign Shop, Signal Shop, Parking Meter Shop, and Paint. 

Effects of Budget cuts had affected the ability to do preventative maintenance. It had, as 
an example, slowed down restoration progress for many DPT signs that had been bleached 
by the sun, or covered by nearby growing trees, as well as graffiti problems. Of the 2 
thermoplastic trucks, the Paint Shop needed to replace one of the trucks, which was 
purchased in 1984. 

Questions and Comments from EMSC 

How would someone go about cleaning graffiti from parking meters? Response: Call DPT 
for appropriate cleaning or replacement of meters and signs; applying personal cleansers 
could cause other problems. Also "28 Clean" would respond to graffiti problems by 
forwarding the requests to DPT for follow-up. 

Traffic signals for some major streets had not yet been upgraded with pedestrian 
countdown signals. Response: 700 count down signal intersections thus far operate 
throughout the city, as these were the easiest to update. However, older signal lights 
installed during the 1940's and 50's were delayed due to their outdated conduit limitations 

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Wednesday, March 8, 2006 

or having no conduit available to support countdown fiber wiring. Obtaining funding for a 
major street light replacement project would be required for providing countdown signaling 
in areas with old signals. 

Some parking meters had been upgraded to pay by cell phone in a lot test. Response: 
Multi space meter devices and cell phone subscription services were being tested and 
developed for cell phone payments. 

Would there a possible future for Credit Cards of Bank Debit cards used for paying meters? 
Response: Technology was being developed; allowing people to pay in different ways 
would give them options. People don't always have a lot of coins available to feed meters. 

8. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: April 12, 2006, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, 
at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Tunnels and Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, Eureka, and Duboce - Robert 
Hertan 

♦ Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Avenue tunnels - John Funghi 

10. Adjournment: 5:27 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of January 8, 2006 



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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-1267 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity 
of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted 
on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



[item#~ 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of February 8, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


Maintenance - Onetime Only Federal Fund - (Discussion/ Action) 


3:20 


6. 


■ - — — — 

Muni Metro Tunnel Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, 
Eureka, and Duboce Portals - Robert Hertan. (Discussion/ Action) 


3:50 


7. 


Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Avenue 
tunnels -John Funghi. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:20 


8. 

1 ■ 1 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 
10, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:55 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Security on Metro system tunnels 

Embarcadero 

West Portal 

Eureka & Market 

Deboce (Removal of fence) 

Maintenance Budget 




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Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

Of 
Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 6 2006 



Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 PUBLIC LIBRARY 
San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:08 p.m., Wednesday, 
April 12, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: 

EMSC Absent: Bruce Oka. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Scott Heugly (MTA Security), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason observed that LED pattern traffic signal lights were burning out. He 
suggested that San Francisco look into Santa Clara's traffic lighting system designed using 
circular pattern style lighting that had a 10-year life capacity. 

3. Adopt Minutes of March 8, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the March minutes by Steve Ferrario. 
2 nd by Dan Weaver 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, and Ferrario) 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 

Local artist may be commissioned to participate in programs that may result in curtailing 
graffiti. 




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FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 

The general number for DPT listed in the 2005 SBC directory had changed to 415-701-4500 
when DPT moved in December 2005. 

5. Maintenance - Onetime Only Federal Fund: (Discussion/Action) Fred Stephens 

Mr. Stephens was not available for this topic. 

Mr. Weaver spoke with Monique Webster regarding the $20 million onetime fund. She 
would look into the fund, but she believes it would apply to Muni's FY 2007-2008 budget 
year, half towards Breada cars with the remaining unallocated portion for Muni budget. 

6. Muni Metro Tunnel Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, Eureka, and Duboce 
Portals (Discussion/Action) Scott Heugly 

Mr. Heugly gave a brief overview of security at Metro tunnels and security audits. Muni's 
Security needs more police officers. 

Public Comment 

Edward Mason cited the example in which Santa Clara VTA hired its own sheriff with 
personnel. Response: A good idea, although politics along with other legal and union 
issues would be a major concern. MTA police units would then be dedicated to transit 
business. 

7. Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Avenue tunnels 

(Discussion/Action) John Funghi 

Mr. Funghi was unavailable for this topic. 

Steve Ferrario distributed copies of a report, Muni - Eureka Portals Alternatives Study, dated 
November 14, 2003. 

8. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 
No questions at this time. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: May 10, 2006, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, 
at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Maintenance lx only Federal Fund - Monique Webster 

♦ Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street tunnels - John Funghi 

♦ 3 rd Street opening 

♦ Geneva car shed project - current contract status and project start date 

10. Adjournment: 4:33 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Eureka Portal Alternatives Study - November 14, 2003 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 2 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-1267 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity 
of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted 
on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of March 8, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


Subway and Facilities Security Policy - Robert Hertan and Brian 
Cunningham, gates and need more security guards (Discussion/ Action) 


3:20 


J «• 


3 rd Street Opening - John Funghi. (Discussion/ Action) 


3:50 


7. 

1 


Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street tunnel portals - 

John Funghi. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


8. 


Geneva Car shed project - John Funghi (Discussion/Action) 


4:30 


9. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 
14, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:55 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Security on Metro system tunnels 

Embarcadero 

West Portal 

Eureka & Market 

Deboce (Removal of fence) 

Maintenance Budget 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUN 2 7 2006 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:02 p.m., Wednesday, May 
10, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: 

EMSC Absent: Bruce Oka. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Robert Hertan (Security), Brian Cunningham (Security), 
Drew Howard (Acting Project Manager - 3 rd Street LRV), Ha Nguyen (Project Manager - 
Geneva Yard Canopy), Shannon King (Project Engineer), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

3. Adopt Minutes of April 12, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the April minutes by Steve Ferrario. 
2 nd by Dan Weaver 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, and Ferrario) 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

5. Subway and Facilities security Policy: Robert Hertan and Brian Cunningham 
Mr. Hertan gave a brief an overview of portal security. 




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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 

Mr. Cunningham reviewed security operations. 

6. 3 rd Street Opening: (discussion/Action) Drew Howard 

The general overall start-up committee had been established, which included various 
division representatives from the MTA (Muni and DPT), such as, construction, maintenance, 
operations, labor, communications, systems safety, all of which were supported by sub 
committees, such as, Safety and Security start-up sub-committee, Training sub-committee, 
and a Testing sub-committee. Ashish Patel would be the new project manager effective 
May 23, 2006. The 3 rd Street project was 95% completed (not including the Metro East 
maintenance and operation facility). The Platform segment (J), which also included special 
systems and integrated systems/signaling throughout the alignment, was in its final stages 
towards completion. After July 1, 2006 Operations would soon start operator and system 
wide training. 

Dan Weaver asked: 

When would Revenue service begin? Response: Service was targeted to commence 
between Winter 2006 to early 2007. This new "T" line would replace the 15 Third Street 
bus running along Third Street, but there would be the 15X bus running between City 
College and Sunnydale (replacing the 9X), then continuing on the freeway to downtown 
Bryant Street running between 7 th and 4 th streets to Downtown and North Beach areas. 

Fare machines? Response: Though infrastructure was in place, fare machines were deleted 
until a future time. The narrowness of 3 rd Street, did not lend room for platforms large 
enough for both fare machines and disabled assessability access, except at the center 
platforms. 

The role of Muni Metro East? Response: Upon its completion in 2008, housing of vehicles 
for the 3 rd Street alignment, also relieving overcrowding at Metro Green. In the interim a 
satellite yard on the tracks on King Street west of 5 th Street would be used. No additional 
tracks would be added but would be able to store up to 22 vehicles. Due to budget, 
however, purchase and installation of some maintenance equipment would be temporarily 
scaled back until more funding became available. 

Steve Ferrario asked: 

An update on the loop at 18 th , 19 th , and Illinois streets? Response: The Conceptional 
Engineering Report was in the final stages. The Port does not currently access the area 
north of 18 th Street. While elimination of the track would proceed, there would be room left 
to allow future laying of tracks leading to piers 48 and 50 for the Port's use. 

CI work car used for testing 3 rd Street tracks? Response: CI, under its own power, was 
used from Donner to Sunnydale streets during year 2005. It was used between 4 th and 
King streets and Cargo Way. Breda cars would be tested next. 

New train-identification roll signs for the Bredas to include "T" line? Response: Mr. Howard 
saw an E-mail referencing the authorization to order signs for Bredas, but he did not have 
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Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 

7. Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street tunnel portals: (Discussion/Action) 
John Funghi 

Mr. Funghi was not available for this item. 

8. Geneva Historic Canopy Project: (Discussion/Action) Ha Nguyen - Project Manager 
Geneva Yard Canopy, and Shannon King (Project Engineer) 

Ms. Nguyen distributed the "Geneva Historic Streetcar Enclosure" handout and gave an 
overview of the future project. 

Dan Weaver asked for an explanation for the termination route of the "M" line at the 
Geneva yard. Discussion. 

Steve Ferrario asked: 

Was the source funding dedicated "only" to the Geneva Historic Streetcar Project? 
Response: Yes. Mr. Ferrario recalled that 10 years ago that this very project's estimated 
cost was less than half of a million dollars and at this point of delay the estimated cost had 
since grown to over $4 million and still growing. Mr. King responded that the project 
experienced many set backs such as the site being declared a land mark, thus changing 
from the planned low estimated butler design, requiring time for review by both the Arts 
Commission and the review of the Landmark Review Advisory Board, adding unanticipated 
permits, ADA requirements, and culminating in stopping the project due to running out of 
money during the year 2002. As a Design Build project, Muni with its experts in overhead 
and electrical design, would be able to control the construction process. 

Since there were more tracks than this project covered, would there be any requirements to 
insure future buildings would match the first build? Response: As a Modular Building, the 
design itself would be preserved. The build would start with the first 6 tracks, followed by 
the same type of construction for the remaining 8 tracks. 

Would these structures be seismic ready? Response: Consultants must be properly 
registered to signoff on the drawings. The designs would then be submitted to Department 
of Building Inspection. 

Mr. Ferrario expressed disappointment and frustration regarding years of lengthy delays, 
leaving the many highly valued one-of-a-kind Historic Cars and PCCs exposed to the erosive 
effects of harsh weather. 

9. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: June 14, 2006, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Integration of Tech Systems at Central Control (combining Alcatel, NextBus, ATCS, 
Central Control, and DPT systems) - Debra Denison (June) 



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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 

♦ Muni Security - How have past grants been spent and proposed plans - Robert Hertan 
(June) 

♦ Tunnels and Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, Eureka, and Duboce - Robert 
Hertan (June) 

♦ Islais Creek - John Funghi (June) 

♦ Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street tunnels - John Funghi 
(June) 

♦ DPT Site Visit - Janet Michaelson (June) 

♦ Bus Fleet Overhaul - John Gee (July) 

♦ NextBus - John Funghi (July) 

♦ 3 rd Street update - Drew Howard (July) 

11. Adjournment: 4:44 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of April 12, 2006 



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Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



Notice of Site Tour Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. 

S. F. Go 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 210 

San Francisco, California 






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MAY 2 3 2006 

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Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Site Tour Meeting 

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. 

S. F. Go 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 210 

San Francisco, California 

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Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


2:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


2:03 


3. 


Site Tour (Discussion/ Action) 


2:05 


4. 


Adjournment 


2:45 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 



In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, 2 nd Floor, room 210, San Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, 
take the elevator to the 2nd Floor to room 210. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity 
of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted 
on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
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415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
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required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 2:10 p.m., Wednesday, 
June 14, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Bruce Oka. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: Steve Ferrario arrived at 2:45 p.m. 

EMSC Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Joan Downey, Daniel 
Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Cheryl Liu, (MTA SF Go 
Program Manager), Ramon Zamora (MTA SF Go Engineer), Annette Williams (Accessability 
Services) and Jamie Osborne (Accessability Services). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

3. Site Tour: Cheryl Liu, (MTA SF Go Program Manager) 

Learning from technology experiences of Los Angeles and San Jose, SF-Go is the City's new 
Integrated Traffic Signal (ITS) system led by the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT). 
Phases of the project will be implemented over the next five years, utilizing Ethernet over 
Fiber, traffic and video cameras, and coordinating 1200 traffic signals citywide. Travelers 
can expect signals that respond to the actual volume of traffic, and faster response by City 
personnel deployed to clear problem areas. Real-time information on travel conditions could 
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complements San Francisco's Transit First Policy by helping to preserve and enhance the 
City's alternate modes of transportation. 

4. Adjournment: 3:00 p.m. 

Attachments: 

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SF-Go Overview 



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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-1267 

Phone (415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
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Item 
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Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of May 10, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


Integration of Tech Systems at Central Control 

(combining Alcatel, NextBus, ATCS, Central Control, and DPT 
systems) - Debra Denison (Discussion/ Action) 


3:20 


6. 


Muni Security - How have past grants been spent and 
proposed plans - Robert Hertan (Discussion/ Action) 


: 3:50 \ 


7. 


Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street tunnel portals - 

John Funghi. (Discussion/ Action) 


4:10 


8. 


Islais Creek - John Funghi (Discussion/ Action) 


4:30 


9. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items 

(Discussion/ Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
July 12, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 


4:55 



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3075 at 3:00pm. 




11. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 
Quarterly /Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

■ Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects status 
(segments/phases completed, under construction, and still being planned; funding status including 
allocations, expenditures and additional funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred 
concerning the projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

• Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

• Report on Central Subway 

• Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

• T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

• Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

• Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

• Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

• Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, Cost and 
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Security on Metro system tunnels 
I mbarcadero 
West Portal 
Eureka &. Market 
Deboce (Removal offence) 

■ Maintenance Budget 



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Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 

copying at 

1 South Van Ness Ave, 7th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee 
of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the 
full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. 
From the 1 st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is 
Civic Center. Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San 
Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & 
Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 
415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting 
location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk 
and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A 
bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage 
(entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle 
racks in view of a parking attendant. 

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illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and 
that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings 
and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
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donna hall^ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
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Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, 
June 14, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce 
Oka. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: 

EMSC Absent: Bruce Oka departed at 4:00 p.m. 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Joan Downey, and 
Daniel Murphy 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), and John Funghi (MTA 
Project Manager - Construction). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

3. Adopt Minutes of May 10, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the May 2006 minutes by Steve Ferrario. 
2 nd by Bruce Oka 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Oka, and Ferrario) 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
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5. Integration of Tech Systems at Central Control: (Discussion/Action) Debra Denison 
(MTA Sr. IT Manager) 

Item would be continued at July '06 meeting. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

Joan Downey: 

Central Control was neither centralized nor in control. Decision-making came from divisions 
other than Central Control. NextBus technology was not running on any of the displays, 
including for Cable Car. SF-Go was a better-equipped alternative to monitoring the city's 
transit systems. 

Daniel Murphy: 

SF-Go dynamically was designed for when things go wrong, disasters, etc. In the cases of 
emergency, essential services such as DPT, Muni, and SFPD, did not have a clear decision 
making process, be it the executive director or the mayor. Ideally Central Control and SF- 
Go should be centrally located at MTA headquarters with the decision makers. 

Steve Ferrario: 

Long-term planning should include a satellite location as a safety backup to the operations 
at the headquarters location. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA Board develop a decision-making 
protocol for SF-Go and Muni Central Control operations and to coordinate with the City 
and County of San Francisco emergency response protocols; and identify staff 
empowered to make decisions about dynamic integrated responses to adverse traffic 
and transit conditions identified with the use of MTA's new information infrastructure. 
The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA relocate and integrate Muni Central 
Control and SF-Go at the MTA Headquarters at One South Van Ness Avenue to facilitate 
integration of operations. 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Oka, and Ferrario) 

6. Muni Security - How have past grants been spent and proposed plans: 

(discussion/Action) Robert Hertan 

Item would be continued at July 2006 meeting. 

7. Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street tunnel portals: (Discussion/Action) John 
Funghi 

The portal was originally built as a temporary construction entrance for BART. Mr. Funghi 
distributed the MUNI - Eureka Portals Alternative Study (2004). Once a phase plan could 
be developed to implement a list of needed improvements, the study could then be used to 
prioritize funding from the MPC and the CTA. The project could probably also qualify for 
funding through Subway Infrastructure Improvements. Dan Weaver added that the project 
also might qualify for funding through FEMA. 

Steve Ferrario: 

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The portals have proven useful in the past and should be repaired, upgraded and 
maintained as permanent facilities. 2 years had passed since the 2004 study; delays would 
further advance problems and deterioration. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Conceptual Engineering Report proposed for 
the Eureka Portals area be undertaken as quickly as feasible. The structural integration of 
the subway, where the Twin Peaks Tunnel joins with the Market Street Subway, should be 
evaluated as part of this Conceptual Engineering Report (CER). 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, and Ferrario) 
Mr. Oka departed before the vote. 

8. Islais Creek: (Discussion/Action) John Funghi 

The Islais Creek would be an 8.78-acre rubber tire facility that would house MTA's 
alternative fuel vehicles, approximately 165 forty-foot coaches, with its own operations and 
maintenance building. Over the years, several parcels of land were purchased, mainly from 
the Public Utilities Commission. Final purchases of Cal Trans property had been delayed 
over the years due to price conflicts between the City of San Francisco and Cal Trans over 
the value of the property. Assessment problems included, flooding of the land some 5 times 
per year, 80 feet of young mud laying beneath its initial crust that was subject to further 
settling, as well as toxins from a former industrial facility. Due to the purchase delay, there 
were concerns expressed by the FTA that the grant money, which was set aside for 
construction, was not being used in an expeditious manner. 

Dan Weaver: 

How would buildings be structurally designed to handle the bay mud problem? Response: 
The structures would use pre-cast piles, which would be pushed down below the 80-foot 
level to rest on native hard. 

Dan Murphy: 

Operationally would it be necessary to bring Islais Creek online before the Kirkland facility? 
Response: Yes. Islais was specifically designed to handle safety issues associated with 
Lighter-than-Air fuel used by hybrid vehicles. 

Had there been an operations impact for buses heading deadhead to their origin point? 
Response: Kirkland had 3 bays for minimal repairs, but Woods was better equipped for 
maintenance work. However, operating costs involving deadheading still were being studied 
to understand the additional burden on the budget. 

Public 

Edward Mason: 

Several years ago Mr. Mason heard about plans to construct residential condominiums 
across the street. Response: Mr. Funghi had seen an array of plans for that spot, including 
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seemed highly unlikely since would be a very expensive undertaking to make it suitable for 
residential occupancy. 

What was the delivery date for the new buses? Response: Estimated by year 2010, when 
the Islais facility would online. 

9. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests: (Discussion) 
No questions at this time. 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: July 12, 2006, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, 
at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Integration of Tech Systems at Central Control: Debra Denison 

♦ Muni Security - How have past grants been spent and proposed plans: Robert Hertan 

♦ Rubber Tire Maintenance: Don Gee 

♦ Operators Inattentive to Duties - Cell phones and newspapers: Jim Kelly 
Alternative Topics 

♦ Yoke Repair 

♦ Historic Street Cars - Major Rebuild: Kristen Magarey 

♦ Facility Maintenance: Ted Aranas (August) 

♦ One Time Only Federal Maintenance dollars 

♦ Revisit the 2004 Resolution to Paint and Update Lighting in Montgomery and Trash 
Receptacles, Powell and Civic Center metro stations. 

11. Adjournment: 5:12 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of May 10, 2006 

Agenda Item 7 - 

MUNI - Eureka Portals Alternative Study (2004) 



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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

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Notes: 

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Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-1267 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity 
of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 

review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted 
on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 



Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 






City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of June 14, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


Muni Security - How have past grants been spent and proposed 
plans - Robert Hertan (Discussion/ Action) 


3:15 


6. 


Rubber Tire Maintenance Update - Don Gee (Discussion/Action) 


3:40 


7. 


Facilities Maintenance Update - Ted Aranas (Discussion/Action) 


4:05 


8. 


Historic Street Cars - Major Rebuild - Kerstin Magary 
(Discussion/Action) 


4:30 


9. 


Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
August 9, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 
3:00pm. 


4:55 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Security on Metro system tunnels 

Embarcadero 

West Portal 

Eureka & Market 

Deboce (Removal of fence) 



Maintenance Budget 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



DRAFT MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



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Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). Without a quorum, the regular meeting of the 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) started as an informational meeting 
at 3:25 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2006. Steve Ferrario opened the informational session 
until a quorum was met at 4:10 p.m. upon the arrival of Daniel Weaver (Chair) after Item 
#6. 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members absent at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair) (arrived at 4:10 p.m.), and 
Bruce Oka (arrived at 4:25 p.m.). 

EMSC Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Robert Hertan (MTA Security), Scott Heugly (MTA Public 
Safety - Field Operations), and Ted Unaegbu (MTA Grants Manager), Ted Aranes, (MTA 
Acting Sr. Operations Manager for Infrastructure Maintenance), Kirsten Magary (MTA Sr. 
Project Manager), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Adopt Minutes of June 14 2006: 

Motion to adopt the June minutes by Steve Ferrario. 
2 nd by Bruce Oka 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Oka) 

Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 

Chair presented no report 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

DRAFT Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 

5. Muni Security - How have past grants been spent and proposed plans: 

(Discussion/Action) Robert Hertan, Scott Heugly, and Ted Unaegbu 

Mr. Hertan distributed and reviewed reports on grants and expenditures. 

6. Rubber Tire Maintenance Update: (discussion/Action) Don Gee 

Mr. Gee was expecting to receive cost estimates from Fleet Engineering for Nabis, Neo 
Plans, and ETIs during August 2006. 

7. Facilities Maintenance Update: (Discussion/Action) Ted Aranas 

Mr. Aranas expressed appreciation for the EMSC recommendation passed by the MTA CAC 
that resulted in 2 gardener requisitions filled during November/December 2005. Weekly 
mowing, gardening maintenance, as well as facility beautification projects were in progress. 

Looking at concerns regarding substation platform lighting, Mr. Aranas would check if a 
design for lighting improvements could be included in the current lighting/energy efficiency 
project. As a safety issue, Mr. Ferrario suggested checking into Security funding to fund a 
better substation lighting design solution. 

Mr. Weaver pointed out areas of attention such as cleaning key stop. The non-landscaped 
area of the Greene facility near San Jose Street, Geneva and Ocean avenues needed 
sprucing with plants. 

Mr. Weaver asked what other positions on the Facilities Maintenance staff would work on 
outside projects besides gardeners? Response: The staff included laborers, custodians, 
painters, and stationary engineers. Another requisition for a third gardener was needed in 
anticipation of the T line opening. 

Maintenance seriously needed to replace worn equipment of which some was over 20 years 
old. Mr. Aranas would be putting together a report on equipment inventory for the EMSC 
review in August 2006. 

8. Historic Street Cars - Major Rebuild: (Discussion/Action) Kristen Magary 

Ms. Magary distributed and reviewed "MTA's 7 Projects for the Historic Streetcar Fleet" 
handout. 

10-year overhaul 15 to 17 PCCs for 20-year life, a new program, using FTA plus local 
funding, would also eligible for federal funding. Funding had become available for Scepter 
cars and the first specs were ready. Ms. Magary expects Historic Street Cars to be an item 
topic on the MTA Board calendar in August or September 2006. 

9. Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: August 9, 2006, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075, at 3:00 p.m. 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

DRAFT Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 

♦ Mr. Aranas would be putting together a report on equipment inventory for the EMSC 
review in August 2006. 

♦ Don Gee - Rubber Tire Maintenance 

♦ Tom Wai - Track 

11. Adjournment: 5:27 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of January 8, 2006 

Agenda Item 5 - 

MTA UASI & State HLS Grant Awards and Expenditure 

Agenda Item 8 - 

MTA's 7 Projects for the Historic Streetcar Fleet 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



Notice 

Regular Meeting for 

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

"Has Been Cancelled" 



At* I l-e a 



1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



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Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 







City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



/ 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 7040 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT " 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-1267 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity 
of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted 
on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 7040 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of July 12, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:07 


5. 


Track - Wai Tom (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


6. 


Rubber Tire Maintenance Update - Don Gee (Discussion/Action) 


3:30 


! 

7. 


Facilities Equipment Update - Ted Aranas (Discussion/Action) 


3:50 


8. 


Audible Traffic Signals - Frank Markowitz 


4:10 


9. 

i! 


STA funds - Marisa Espinosa 


4:30 


10. 

ll 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


1 ii. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
October 11, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 
3:00pm. 


4:55 


12. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/ bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Security on Metro system tunnels 

Embarcadero 

West Portal 

Eureka & Market 

Duboce (Removal of fence) 

Maintenance Budget 










City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, September 21, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 7040 

San Francisco, California 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:07 p.m., Wednesday, 
September 21, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka (arrived at 3:20 p.m.) 

EMSC Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: TJ. Lasang (MTA Fleet), Elson Hao (MTA Fleet), Wai Tom 
(MTA), Leo M. Martinez (MTA), Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

3. Adopt Minutes of July 12, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the July minutes by Dan Weaver. 
2 nd by Steve Ferrario 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, and Ferrario) 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

5. Track - Wai Tom and Leo Martinez (Discussion/ Action) 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, September 21, 2006 

Mr. Weaver expressed concern about cleaning at key stops. Response: the Track crew was 
responsible for the cleaning the track areas, not the passenger platform areas. There were 
some issues regarding jurisdiction whether DPW or other agencies were responsible for 
cleaning and maintaining platforms. Some of the shelters, such as those along the 
Embarcadero to King Street, were maintained by CBS Outdoor, an advertising company, 
which would include the 5-feet radius surrounding the structure and associated furniture. 

Mr. Weaver distributed a report that he had prepared - Muni Metro Platform Areas fc (foot 
candle lighting measurement) table. The table reported light meter readings at a number of 
Muni Metro stations from Embarcadero to Church Street. Using the BART standard of 15fc 
at platform edge, several Metro stations have substandard lighting in the Muni boarding 
platform areas. He suggested that Metro stations, such as the Embarcadero, Montgomery, 
Powell, Civic Center stations, were in need of cleaning, painting and better lighting. Carbon 
soot had accumulated around the florescent light fixtures, particularly at Civic Center 
Station. All the stations needed cleaning. 

Mr. Weaver asked about projects in need of funding. Response: Rail replacement. Several 
worn rails were reported throughout the system. Engineering drained a large portion of 
funds from rail projects for designing purposes. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario: 

Mr. Ferrario pointed out that there were multiple Muni properties without any one claiming 
maintenance responsibility. There should to be a system-wide contact established for the 
upkeep of these properties. 

To often simple and moderately priced projects are delayed in the Engineering and Design 
departments resulting in growing expenses. 

Dan Weaver: 

Muni Metro platform areas beyond the 5 ft shelter radius on city streets other than the 
Embarcadero, King Street and 3 rd Street, however, are not maintained. It is important to 
establish a responsible city agency and to set-up a maintenance program for these platform 
areas. 

Public Comment 

Edward Mason commented that he was surprised that some the tracks that were laid just 5 
years ago were worn already. Response: Breda vehicles are heavier that streetcars, 
resulting in early ware, especially in turn areas. 

6. Rubber Tire Maintenance Update - Elson Hao and TJ. Lasang (Discussion/Action) 

From the MPC's 14-year replacement plan, 45 NABIs purchased in year 1999/2000 will be 
approaching midlife in January 2007. A safe guess for midlife NABI overhaul would be $6 
million. 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, September 21, 2006 

A combination of 329 40-foot and 60-foot Neo Plans purchased in 2002 will approach midlife 
in 2008. No midlife Neo Plan overhaul estimate was available yet due to some manpower 
issues. 

The EMSC requested a realistic estimated cost for NABI midlife overhaul in order to submit 
the request for funding in time for the upcoming MTA budget planning. 

7. Facilities Equipment Update - Leo Martinez (Discussion/Action) 

Mr. Martinez reported on ADA ramps and chair lifts at platforms along Market Street. 

The EMSC was asked by the full CAC to propose a plan for expending the windfall STA funds 
on capital projects that focus on visible improvements and passenger amenities. Mr. 
Martinez suggested that some of the STA funds could be used towards ADA improvements. 
See motion for item #9. 

8. Audible Traffic Signals - Frank Markowitz 
Mark Markowitz was not available for this item 

9. STA funds (State Transit Assistance Funds) - Marisa Espinosa 

$33 million STA funds. Marisa Espinosa was not available for this item. Mr. Weaver had 
MTA Secretary Debra Reed prepare a report for consideration - History of MTA CAC 
recommendations regarding Capitol projects passed in years 2000 to 2006. 

Mr. Weaver reviewed a list of past CAC recommendations and made the following suggested 
list: 

1. Count-down signals in 2 years 

2. Audible signals 

3. Bomb resistant trash containers 

4. Vehicle cleaning equipment 

5. Pedestrian friendly key stops 

a. Phelan Loop 

b. Relocate stop at lower Geneva Avenue to Howth Street 

c. Clean, paint, and relight Metro stations as necessary 

d. NextBus (NextMuni) signs at all key stops not yet funded 

e. Fund current overhaul fleet maintenance - NABI rubber tire buses 

f. Replace irrigation system and landscape as needed at Greene and Geneva 

Steve Ferrario's suggested list was as follows: 

1. $11 million for 3 rd Street over-runs and capital additions 

2. $11 million for Muni-Metro interior stations (cleaning, relighting, re-baluster and 
station entrance gates) 

3. $11 million divided as follows: 

a. $2 million for ADA chair-lifts on NABIs and/or at 5 mechanical lift stations in 
the Metro system 

b. $6 million for NABIs half-life retrofits 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, September 21, 2006 

c. $3 million for passenger improvements at City College and/or other key stops 
to encourage evening and bad weather use of Muni Metro in the city 

The EMSC would like to see an accountability report of how the STA funds would finally be 
spent. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA use the State Transit Assistance STA 
windfall dollars be used for one-time capital funding only and not for operating 
budget. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the State Transit Assistance windfall 
dollars for the following projects: 

1. $11 million for 3rd Street budget over-runs and capital additions 

2. $11 million for Muni-Metro interior stations (cleaning, repainting, re- 
lamping, relighting to meet standards, re-baluster, as well as replacing 
station entrance gates) 

3. $11 million divided as follows: 

a. $$6 million for NABI half-life retrofits 

b. $2 million for ADA chair-lifts on NABI buses and/or at 5 
mechanical lift stations in the Metro system 

c. $3 million for passenger improvements at City College and/or 
other key stops to encourage evening and bad weather use of 
Muni Metro in the City. 

The MTA CAC recommends in summary that the spending of these dollars should 
be for improvements that passengers can see and benefit from. The MTA CAC 
requests a report on specific expenditure plans as they are developed. 

Motion to adopt this proposed STA windfall expenditure plan made by Bruce Oka. 
2 nd by Steve Ferrario 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario and Oka) 

10. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

11. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: October 11, 2006, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ NABI overhaul update - Don Gee 

♦ Rohan Carter to talk about the Breda half-life overhaul, specifically reporting on the $20 
million 

♦ Audible Traffic Signals Countdown - Frank Markowitz 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, September 21, 2006 

12. Adjournment: 4:55 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of July 12, 2006 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Muni Metro Platform Areas fc table - prepared by Dan Weaver 

Agenda Item 9 - 

A history of MTA CAC recommendations regarding Capitol projects 2000 to 2006. 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 DOCUMENTS DEPT 

San Francisco, California 

OCT - 2 2006 
Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 

10-02-06P0 1 : 33 RCVD 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final 
Council action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

8(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 







Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of September 21, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


Nabbi Overhaul Update - Don Gee (Discussion/ Action) 


3:15 


6. 


n i i i i - 1 1 1 1 — — »— ,. _—..—,— _ ,— ..- 

Breda half-life overhaul, specifically reporting on the $20 
million - Carter Rohan (Discussion/ Action) 


3:35 


7. 


Audible Traffic Signals Countdown - Frank Markowitz (Discussion/ 
Action) 


3:55 


8. 


NextMuni - Update - John Funghi (Discussion/ Action) 


4:15 


9. 


ATCS - The Muni Metro Train Control system - John Funghi 
(Discussion/ Action) 


4:35 


10. 

1 


Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 




11. 


1 Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 
10, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:55 


12. 


j Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Security on Metro system tunnels 

Embarcadero 

West Portal 

Eureka & Market 

Duboce (Removal of fence) 

Maintenance Budget 




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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 3CUMENTS DEPT. 

Rescheduled for OCT 1 6 2006 

Wednesday, October 19, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 D UBLIC LIBRARY 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend 
Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a 
Committee of the Whole. A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final 
Council action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens 7 Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

8(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 



Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, October 19, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of September 21, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


5. 


NABI Overhaul Update - Don Gee (Discussion/ Action) 


3:15 


6. 


Breda half-life overhaul, specifically reporting on the $20 
million - Carter Rohan (Discussion/ Action) 


3:35 


7. 


Audible Pedestrian Signals- Frank Markowitz (Discussion/ Action) 


3:55 


8. 


NextMuni - Update - Henry Kim (Discussion/ Action) 


4:15 


9. 


ATCS - The Muni Metro Train Control System - Patty DeVlieg 
(Discussion/ Action) 


4:35 


10. 


Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests 

(Discussion) 


4:50 


11. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 
10, 2006, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:55 


12. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/ Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Security on Metro system tunnels 

Embarcadero 

West Portal 

Eureka & Market 

Duboce (Removal of fence) 



Maintenance Budget 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 

Rescheduled Regular Meeting 

Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:10 p.m., Thursday, 
October 19, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario and Bruce 
Oka. 

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: None 

EMSC Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Patty DeVlieg, Don Gee, Henry Kim, Mark Markowitz, and 
Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason reported a NextBus sign by SF State College needing repairs 

3. Adopt Minutes of September 21, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the September minutes by Bruce Oka. 
2 nd by Steve Ferrario 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario and Oka) 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 

5. NABI Overhaul Update (Discussion/ Action) Don Gee 




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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Thursday, October 19, 2006 

The CAC had been looking for projects that could benefit from the STA fund. 

The EMSC discussed wheelchair lifts, NABI buses, ETI buses. Mr. Gee will forward the NABI 
overhaul estimate and a line item for a half-life estimate for wheelchair lifts for review at the 
November EMSC meeting. 

6. Breda half-life overhaul, specifically reporting on the $20 million (Discussion/ 
Action) Carter Rohan 

This item was rescheduled for the EMSC meeting scheduled for November 8, 2006. 

7. Audible Pedestrian Signals (Discussion/ Action) Frank Markowitz 

Bruce Oka was interested in a report he could discuss with the organization Light House for 
the Blind. Mr. Markowitz reviewed various noise and vibration technology available for 
pedestrian signals for visual and hearing impaired. 

Mr. Ferrario asked about identified funding for installation. Response: Some funds were 
available though limited from Proposition K Transportation Sales Tax and from the 3 rd Street 
Project fund. The Mayor's office of Disability was searching for additional funding. 

8. NextMuni - Update (Discussion/ Action) Henry Kim and Patty DeVlieg 

Mr. Weaver was concerned about problems with installation of NextMuni for all key Metro 
stops based on a list of limited proposed NextMuni locations. Mr. Kim reviewed installation 
progress and obstacles. Ms. DeVlieg reviewed various alternative power sources and 
limitations that had been considered for island platforms. 

The EMSC will continue this item at November's meeting to discuss adding more key stops 
to the list of proposed NextMuni locations. 

Public Comment 

Mr. Mason reported mismatched displays at SF State college location. 

9. ATCS - The Muni Metro Train Control System (Discussion/ Action) Patty DeVlieg 

Ms. DeVlieg discussed developments and features of Automatic Train Control System 
(ATCS). Ms. DeVlieg discussed how the September 2005 closeout amendment for 22 items 
related to availability and reliability for the system in place. 

An RFP was being developed for an expert in radio communications to develop specs to 
procure a replacement voice-data radio communication system in order for Central Control 
to communicate better with multiple vehicles modes. 

Public Comment 

Mr. Mason reported mismatched displays at SF State college location. Response: During 
rush hours, the older systems have latencies problems that are scheduled for replacement 
when funding is available. 

10. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests (Discussion): 

No questions at this time. 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Thursday, October 19, 2006 

11. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 2:45 p.m. 

♦ Breda half-life overhaul, specifically reporting on the $20 million - Carter Rohan 

♦ Budget Issues concerning projects specific to EMSC - Sonali Bose (The recommendation 
for STA funds) 

♦ Non-Moving Stock Maintenance Program (Landscaping, Cleaning and Maintenance of 
Key stops, and estimate to refurbish Metro stations) - Ted Aranas 

♦ Estimate to re-track Carl and Cole streets from sunset tunnel - Wai Tom (General 
estimate of his priority projects and how much to get done) 

♦ Status of installation for NextMuni (Discussion/ Action) Flexibility to add key stops to the 
list, Henry Kim and Patty DeVlieg 

♦ Significant Events - Pacifico Paculba (May 2007) 

12. Adjournment: 5:52 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of September 21, 2006 






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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 2:45 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075qqq, JMENTS DFPT 
San Francisco, California 

*a u OCT - 3 2007 

Members: ^^ ° 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and 

Jamison Wieser. 
(1 Vacancy) 



Notes: 



Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 2:45 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


2:45 


2. 


Public Comment 


2:48 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of October 19, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


2:51 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


2:55 


5. 


Breda Half-life Overhaul, Specifically Reporting on the $20 
Million (Discussion/ Action) Carter Rohan 


3:00 


1 
6. 


Budget Issues and STA Fund Recommendation (Discussion/ 
Action) Sonali Bose 


3:20 


7. 


Status of Installation for NextMuni Displays (Discussion/ Action) 
Henry Kim 


3:40 


8. 


Non-Moving Stock Maintenance Program (Discussion/ Action) Ted 
Aranas 


4:00 

1 


9. 


1 
Estimate to Re-Track Carl and Cole Streets (Discussion) Tom Wai 


4:20 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 2007, 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:40 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Tentative Topics Calendar 



Quarterly/Bimonthly Updates: 

• Alternative Fuel Pilot Program (AFPP) 

• Third Street Light Rail Project 

• N-Judah 

• Municipal Railway Headquarters 

Note: Quarterly/bimonthly updates should include staff presentations on projects 
status (segments/ phases completed, under construction, and still being 
planned; funding status including allocations, expenditures and additional 
funding needs; and identified problems or delays incurred concerning the 
projects). 

Potential Discussion Topics: 

Breda Engineering Modifications/Design Repair Plan Update (July 2004) 

Report on Central Subway 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Geary) 

T3 Presentation to the Council and MTA CAC Interaction 

Ocean Avenue Traffic Alignment Plans 

Muni's Input Into the Spending Plan for Proposition B Reauthorization 

Sectionalization of Overhead for Metro Subway Service 

Islais Creek Bus Facility/Land Acquisition and Update on Proposed Functions, Design, 
Cost and Schedule of the Construction Project (November 2004) 

Security on Metro system tunnels 

Embarcadero 

West Portal 

Eureka & Market 

Duboce (Removal of fence) 

Maintenance Budget 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, 
November 8, 2006. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce 
Oka. 

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: None 

EMSC Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), and Debra Reed (MTA 
CAC Secretary), Sonali Bose, Rohan Carter, Kenneth McDonald, Elson Hao, Patty DeVlieg 
and Henry Kim. 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

3. Adopt Minutes of October 19, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the October minutes by Steve Ferrario, with correction. 
2 nd by Bruce Oka 
EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Oka) 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 
Chair presented no report 




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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 

5. Breda Half-life Overhaul, Specifically Reporting on the $20 Million (Discussion/ 
Action) Carter Rohan 

Committee discussion with staff participant Carter Rohan. 
No action taken by the EMSC. 

6. Budget Issues and STA Fund Recommendation (Discussion/ Action) Sonali Bose 

Ms. Bose discussed goals and changes in the budgeting process. She invited the CAC to list 
3 top priority items from the CAC's list of needs for funding. 

For the FY06 budget, due to a shorter than expected cash flow and the structural deficit, 
several line items such as hiring POP officers, the $20 million from FTA, were severely 
affected. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Mr. Ferrario highlighted the CAC's 092106.02 recommendation for dispensation of the FY06 
STA funds. Response: $25 million of the STA fund of $33 million had already been spent 
towards the 3 rd Street project. 

Mr. Oka asked what is the solution to an on going and growing structural deficit. Response: 
Any structural deficit is the result of not charging enough for usage or too many expenses. 
70% of the MTA budget costs are from labor. Maximizing revenue is needed as well as 
looking at the structural characteristics. 

7. Status of Installation for NextMuni Displays (Discussion/ Action) Henry Kim and Patty 
DeVlieg 

Discussion of Alcatel, ACTS, and various 

Motion The MTA CAC recommends that Muni Metro key stops should have NextMuni 
signs installed in the 2 nd deployment phase. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Oka) 

8. Non-Moving Stock Maintenance Program (Discussion/ Action) Ted Aranas 

Mr. Aranas was not available for this item, however he did forward the following list of 
accomplishments: 

♦ Power washing was completed at various key stops. 

♦ Ceiling washing was taking place at the Montgomery metro station 

♦ There still was a problem with the theft of garbage receptacles as fast as they are 
replaced. 

Motion The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA develop and implement regular and 
comprehensive cleaning and maintenance plans for Muni on-street boarding platforms 
and all Muni Metro stations. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Oka) 

9. Estimate to Re-Track Carl and Cole Streets (Discussion) Wai Tom 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 

Mr. Tom was not available for this item. 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: January 10, 2007 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Tunnels and Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, Eureka, and Duboce - Robert 
Hertan 

♦ Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street tunnels - John Funghi 

11. Adjournment: 4:55 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes of October 19, 2006 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Wednesday, January 10 at 3:00 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 r) Qpy|Micf< s ij5 DEPT. 
San Francisco, California 

Members: JAN " 8 2 °° 7 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and 

Jamison Wieser. 

(1 Vacancy) 01-08-07A09 : 36 RCVD 

Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 



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Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor- San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv(a)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, January 10 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


1| 1 
2. 


Public Comment 




3:03 


•1 1 
3 


Adopt Minutes of November 8, 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:15 


5. Report on repairs on the tunnel between Castro and Forest Hill 

stations— outward bound (Discussion) Wai Tom 
1 . JL • 


3:25 


1 '1 

6. Estimate to Re-Track Carl and Cole Streets (Discussion) Wai Tom 


3:35 


7. Tunnels and Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, Eureka , 
and Duboce (Discussion) Scott Heugly 


3:45 


1 !l 

8. Update on the Engineering for the Third Street Project Opening 

(Discussion) Ashish Patel 


4:00 


9. 

jl 1 


Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street 
tunnels (Discussion) John Funghi 


4:20 


10 - ! 

p i 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 2007, 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:40 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



;cou\ 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



Regular Meeting 

Action Minutes 

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT " 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:04 p.m., Wednesday, 
January 10, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Jamison Wieser. 

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 3:12 p.m. 

EMSC Members Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), and Debra Reed (MTA 
CAC Secretary), Leo Martinez (MTA Chief Stationary Engineer - Infrastructure Maintenance 
Division), Scott Heugly (MTA Security), and Bill Neilson, P.E. (MTA Principle Engineer - 
Construction Division). 

Community Representatives Present: David Pilpel and Edward Mason. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

3. Adopt Minutes of November 29, 2006: 

November minutes were not available. Item to be continued at February's EMSC meeting. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented 

5. Report on repairs on the tunnel between Castro and Forest Hill stations- 
outward bound: (Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff- Leo Martinez 
No action by the EMSC 

6. Estimate to Re-Track Carl and Cole Streets: (Discussion/Action) 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 

Participating staff Bill Neilson 
No action by the EMSC 

7. Tunnels and Security for Embarcadero, West Portal, Eureka, and Duboce: 

(Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff - Scott Heugly 
No action by the EMSC 

8. Update on the Engineering for the Third Street Project Opening: 

(Discussion/Action) 

Speaker Ashish Patel was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

9. Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street tunnels: 

(Discussion/Action) 

Participating Staff- Bill Neilson 
No action by the EMSC 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: February 28, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Long Term Barricades on King Street (Jack Fleck or Jerry Robbins - Who's responsible, 
and how to make permanent) 

♦ PUC Lighting Analysis Summary (Leo Martinez said that Ted Aranas had a copy of the 
lighting study) 

♦ Muni Metro signs (underground) - design review and timeline 

11. Adjournment: 5:03 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



i 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and 

Jamison Wieser. 
(1 Vacancy) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB 1 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

02-1 2-07AC9 : 18 RCVD 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv(a)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 

http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 

_ 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2- 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 

1 


Adopt Minutes of November 8, 2006 and January 10, 2007 

(Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:15 


. 

5. 


Long Term Barricades on King Street (Peter Straus, Jack Fleck or 
Jerry Robbins - Who's responsible, and how to make permanent) 


3:25 


6. | 

1 


PUC Lighting Analysis Summary (Leo Martinez said that Ted Aranas 
had a copy of the lighting study) 


3:35 




7. 


-~ ■ - - 

Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street 
tunnels (Discussion/Action) Drew Howard 


1 

3:45 


8. 


Muni Metro signs (underground) - design review and timeline 


4:00 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, March 
14, 2007, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:40 


j 

10. 

II : 


Adjournment 


5:00 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



Regular Meeting 

Action Minutes 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT ~ 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:07 p.m., Wednesday, 
February 28, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Jamison Wieser (Pro 
Temp for Steve Ferrario) 

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 3:15 p.m. 

EMSC Members Absent: Steve Ferrario 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe, Daniel 
Murphy, and Jamison Wieser (Pro Temp). 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Leo Martinez (MTA Chief 
Stationary Engineer - Infrastructure Maintenance Division), Ted Aranas (MTA Acting Sr. 
Operations Manager), Elson Hao (MUNI Senior Vehicle Engineer), Jim Campbell (MTA), and 
Drew Howard (MTA - Acting Project Manager, Construction Division). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason made public comments. 

3. Adopt Minutes of November 29, 2006 and January 10, 2007: 

Minutes were approved. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 




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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 

Mr. Weaver announced that CAC member Jamison Wieser would be replacing Steve Farrario 
on the EMSC committee. 

5. Muni Metro Signs (underground) - (Discussion/ Action) 

Participating staff - Jim Campbell 
No action by the EMSC 

6. PUC Lighting Analysis Summary (Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff - Ted Aranas and Leo Sanchez 
No action by the EMSC 

7. Rebuilding of the facility for Eureka Street and Duboce Street tunnels 

(Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff - Drew Howard 

The EMSC composed the following motion: 

Motion: Whereas the Eureka portals have been useful to maintaining operations for the 
Metro system in the past few years during emergency conditions including flooding and 
streetcar derailments. 

Therefore, the MTA CAC recommends that the Eureka portals be structurally repaired, 
restored and beautified at the surface entrances/exits so that they can continue to 
provide needed operational flexibility for the Metro system in emergencies and/or any 
other future uses. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA develop an action plan for the Eureka 
portals rehabilitation as part of the multi-year capitol budget process. 

2 nd by Jamison Wieser 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Oka, and Wieser) 

8. Breda and Nabi Fleet Overhaul Plan (Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff- Ken McDonald 
No action by the EMSC 

9. Long Term Barricades on King Street (Discussion/Action) 
Peter Straus, Jack Fleck or Jerry Robbins 

Staff was not available. This item will be continued for the March EMSC meeting. 
No action by the EMSC 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: March 14, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075, at 3:00 p.m. 



11. Adjournment: 5:07 p.m. 



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Final Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 

Respectfully submitted by: 
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MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Jamison Wieser, and Bruce Oka 



OCT " 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and 

Dorris Vincent. 
(1 Vacancy) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




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Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of February 28, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:12 


5. 


Central Subway Update (Discussion/ Action) John Funghi Progress 
report on design, public outreach and funding aspects of the project. 


3:15 


6. 


J Church Test (Discussion/Action) John Sadorra 


3:45 


7. 


1 California Test (Discussion/Action) Larry Games 


4:15 


8. 


Long Term Barricades on King Street (Discussion/Action) 
Janet Martinsen 


4:45 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, April 
11, 2007, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


4:55 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:00 




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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:10 p.m., Wednesday, 
March 14, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Jamison Wieser. 

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 4:05 p.m. 

EMSC Members Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary), John Funghi (MTA Planning - Central Subway). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason suggested as a topic for a future EMSC agenda item: Stray Voltage on Muni 
of Metro Lines Regarding the Corrosion of Water Pipes and Water Mains. He saw a channel 
5 news report involving allegations of stray voltage in connection with the LTaraval metro 
line. 

3. Adopt February 28, 2007 minutes: 

February minutes were adopted. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented 

5. Central Subway Update (Discussion/ Action) 

Participating staff - John Funghi 

Mr. Funghi reviewed history and plans for the Central Subway project environmentally 

cleared in 1998, which was also phase II of the Third Street (phase I) light rail program. 




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Central Subway would run underground between 4 th and King Streets and terminate in 
China Town. 

Jamison Wieser 

Would the building also have housing? Response: The MTA was working with the City's 
Planning department regarding the possibility of further transit oriented developments. 

Why are elevators located at the far end? Response: While the goal is direct boarding from 
the elevators, this placement was actually governed by the ADA community. 

Could additional entrances be created for stations such as Mosconi and China Town? 
Response: Planning would need to be worked out, but the possibility of more entrances 
would not be precluded. 

Dan Weaver 

Mr. Weave asked about the possibility of building the Union Square/Market Street structure 
to serve other functions such as lighting. Response: The station was to be a mined station 
since the community wanted the MTA the avoid disrupting the scene in the area as much as 
possible. 

6. J Church Test (Discussion/Action) 

John Sadorra was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

7. 1 California Test (Discussion/Action) 

Larry Games was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

8. Long Term Barricades on King Street (Discussion/Action) 
Participating staff- Janet Martinsen 

No action by the EMSC 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ 1 California Test 

♦ J Church Test 

♦ Stray Voltage and DPW Water pipe 

♦ Upcoming Planning Projects - Peter Alpert 

10. Adjournment: 5:05 p.m. 



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MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Jamison Wieser, and Bruce Oka 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and 

Dorris Vincent. 
(1 Vacancy) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 

individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 

review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


r ) 

1. 

1 1 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes of March 14, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:12 


5. 


1 California Test (Discussion/ Action) Larry Games 


3:15 


6. 

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J Church Test (Discussion/Action) Jim Kelly 


3:45 


1 1 
7. 


Metro, Stray Voltage, and DPW Water Pipes (Discussion/Action) 
Bill Neilson 


4:15 


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8. 


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Planning Projects (Discussion/Action) Peter Albert, Javad Mirabdal, 

and Tony Young 


4:30 


1 9 - 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 9, 
2007, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 3:00pm. 


5:15 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:20 




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FINAL Minutes 

Of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:10 p.m., Wednesday, 
April 11, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), and Jamison Wieser. 

EMSC Members Absent: Bruce Oka 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Larry Games (MTA Sr. Operations Manager - Bus Service 
Delivery), Bill Neilson (MTA Principal Engineer, Construction Division), Tony Young (MTA 
Planning - Transit Preferential Streets Group), Peter Albert (MTA Deputy Director, Planning), 
Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), and Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

No comments from the Public. 

3. Adopt March 14, 2007 minutes: 

March minutes were adopted. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented 

5. 1 California Test (Discussion/ Action) 

An EMSC discussion ensued with Participating MTA staff- Larry Games. The 1 California 
pilot test was successfully ran during rush hours with an average for on-time performance 
of high 80s to the low 90s percentile. Many resources were poured into the test including 5 
extra Muni inspectors and DPT assistance. 




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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 

During the 1980s Muni had 145 inspectors compared to today's 45 inspectors. In light of 
Transit first, many of the key intersections and transit lanes were in need of traffic control. 
Prior to changes in the Union agreement, light duty operators were used to assist with 
traffic management when buses where pulling out of the yard for duty. Some cities had a 
much stronger Police Department support for their transit systems with security, POP, and 
enforcement for transit lanes, example BART had 200 police officers versus Muni's MRT of 8 
police officers. 

The key to a successful transit system would be ample operators, true police enforcement 
for security along with transit lanes and fare collection, vehicle availability, and supervision. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Dan Weaver asked why the 1 California line was picked for testing. Response: The line had 
good switchbacks and some supervision. Supervisors are instrumental in developing a team 
spirit among employees, disseminate information, line evaluation, monitor operator on-time 
performance, accident reports, investigate complaints, minor repairs, coordinate shuttles for 
trolley power outages, etc. Future pilot tests may be performed on other lines. 

Jamison Wieser asked when people became used to lane enforcement, did diamond and 
transit lanes get easier to enforce? Response: Yes, as people would notice cars being 
pulled over for diamond lanes violations, people began to avoid driving in transit lanes. 

6. J Church Test (Discussion/Action) 

Jim Kelly was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

7. Metro, Stray Voltage, and DPW Water Pipes (Discussion/Action) 

An EMSC discussion ensued with participating MTA staff- Bill Neilson. KPIX television news 
presented a video that reported a high number of people along the 15 th Avenue block 
between Taravel and Ulloa Streets experiencing corrosion on their water lines. This has not 
been noted elsewhere in San Francisco. The leaks that developed in their copper pipes 
resulted in water lose and large water bills. Water supply lines from meters to homes were 
then replaced with plastic pipe. As yet, the cause of the leaks has not been identified nor 
does it appear that the leaks are due to Muni. Copper as a soft metal is prone to corrosion 
in acidic soils. Also the electrical systems in houses built prior to the 1940s may be 
improperly grounded. At the time the houses were constructed, they may have used the 
water service as the ground for the electrical system. Later, when SFWD replaced the water 
service with plastic pipe, such houses would no longer be properly grounded. The MTA has 
asked the City Attorney's Office who in essence is the Inspector General in these types of 
matters to look into the allegations. The City Attorney has hired a consultant to investigate. 

Public Comment 

Edward Mason noticed a main water line being replaced on Church Street using an anti 
corrosive wrap. Response: The use of an anti corrosive wrap is a good practice that would 
protect metal water pipes. However, it is not a historical practice for SFWD. 



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8. Planning Projects (Discussion/Action) 

An EMSC discussion ensued with participating MTA staff- Tony Young and Peter Albert. 
Various planning projects were described. 

♦ Signal Priority or Preemption System: Optimize Transit signals with an emphasis to 
improve operations for Transit and emergency vehicles by minimizing and improving 
travel time. 

o Diesel buses communicate using infrared emitters (200 buses were outfitted) 
presently along Geary, Mission, and Potrero, 

o Trolley buses communicate using overhead pan switches, and 

o Street cars communicate using VTag, presently along Thirds Street and 
Embarcadero. 

180 signal lights were programmed as of April 11, 2007. 

♦ Various transit features such as bus bulbs, boarding islands, and bus lanes. 

♦ Van Ness BRT project with Signal Preemption was to be going through Environmental 
Review. 

♦ Geary BRT project with Transit Priority was to be going through Environmental Review. 

♦ Phelan Loop: A candidate for TOD State Bond money, since it was a stop in front of a 
new housing development. 

♦ TEP would explore better transit developments for corridors such as Ocean Avenue, 
Judah, and Taraval. 

Questions and Comments from EMSC 

Status on the temporary barricades along King Street. Response: Mr. Albert had an April 
meeting scheduled with Dan Cider (Director of City Green) and Dean Makris to discuss a 
permanent solution for the temporary barricades along King Street that would address 
pedestrian safety, transit safety and operations, vehicle safety, and landscaping. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference 
Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ J Church Test - Jim Kelly 

♦ PUC Market Street Metro Station light study - Ted Aranas 

♦ Irrigation system and landscaping at Green and Geneva facilities - Ted Aranas 

♦ Project Planning Updates - Peter Albert and Lisa Pagon 
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♦ Phelan Loop at City College and TOD money, also stop under pedestrian bridge move to 
Howth Street 

♦ Hybrid Buses (Clean Diesel, Batteries, Hybrids, Fuel Cells) - Bill Neilson may know the 
resource person. How Muni goes about selecting particular bus choices, setting up the 
procurement process, what the deployment is, when will the replacements phase out 
the busses from the 70s, What lines will this effect. 

10. Adjournment: 5:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice of a Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(1 Vacancy) 



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Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other • 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 

review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 

website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2- 


Public Comment 


3:03 


fi 


Adopt Minutes of April 11, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:12 


5. 


J Church Test (Discussion/Action) Jim Kelly 


3:15 


II 11 

6. I Planning Projects (Discussion/Action) Kim Walton 


3:35 


1 ! l 

7. Fleet Procurement (Discussion/Action) Elson Hao 

!l _ _ 11 


3:55 


8. 

1 


PUC Market Street Metro Light Study (Discussion/Action) Ted 
Aranas 


4:15 


1 9 


Green and Balboa Facilities (Discussion/Action) Ted Aranas 


4:35 


10. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 
13, 2007, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 p.m. 


4:55 


11. 


Adjournment 


5:00 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



FINAL Minutes 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:07 p.m., Wednesday, May 
9, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and 
Jamison Wieser 

EMSC Members Absent: Bruce Oka 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), and Kim Walton (MTA 
Planning- Long Range). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Public comments made by Edward Mason. 

3. Adopt April 11, 2007 minutes: 

Adoption of minutes will be continued at the next regular meeting. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented 

5. J Church Test (Discussion/ Action) 

Jim Kelly was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

6. Planning Projects (Discussion/Action) 
Participating MTA staff - Kim Walton 

Ms. Walton spoke of two plans, Glen Park (2003), and Balboa Park. 




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The Department of City Planning initiated Better Neighborhood Programs and Plans. 

Glen Park: 

The Planning department put out an RFP, but the General fund did not provide enough 
funds to create an efficient environmental statement and analysis for suggestions from the 
Better Neighborhood Plan, such as a bus loop (44, 26, 52 lines) around the Glen Park BART 
Station, Traffic Calming in front of the station, and create a connection between the J 
Church stop and the Glen Park BART Station. Topography in this narrow area included 
Caltran due to the 2 freeway entrances; also it included pedestrian traffic, bikes, vehicular 
interaction, as well as the J Church line. 

Balboa Park: 

Plans included pedestrian movement throughout the facility, better access, free 
passageway, bicycle improvements, such as South of BART along Geneva Avenue. The 
SFMTA would like to combine the 2 grants received, $625,000 from the Transportation 
Authority Proposition K and $200,000 from Safe Routes to Transit in 2005, to hire a 
consultant. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Dan Weaver asked about engineering plans and timeline. Response: The study focused on 
the movement of people and vehicles to develop a detailed document to be presented 
before the TA to show functional purpose of the project, along with input from the 
community. However the study did not involve preliminary engineering or implementation. 
The RFP would be written once the document is approved. Eligible firms, such as 
engineering firms, transportation firms, etc., could then go to the website to submit their 
proposals. 

Steve Ferrario expressed concern about spending costs for a number project studies that 
never progress to implementation, or become subjected to runaway inflation due to long 
timelines. 

Public Comment 

Edward Mason asked would the Mission Street project from Excelsior to Geneva co inside 
with the better access project by Muni or Better Streets for the Balboa corridor. Response: 
Yes. 

Would the TEP traffic calming and enhancements project for the Balboa corridor between 
Mission Street and Balboa Park along the 29 Monterey line work together? Response: Yes. 

7. Fleet Procurement (Discussion/Action) 

Elson Hao was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

8. PUC Market Street Metro Light Study (Discussion/ Action) 

Ted Aranas was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

FINAL Meeting Minutes 

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 

9. Green and Balboa Facilities (Discussion/ Action) 

Ted Aranas was not present for this item 
No action by the EMSC 

10. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Special meeting with Kenneth McDonald (COO): Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 1 South Van 
Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 2:00 p.m. 

♦ BREDA Rebuild 

♦ Switch at 4 th and King Streets 

♦ ATCS (Automatic Train Control System) 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ J Church Test 

♦ Fleet Procurement 

♦ PUC Market Street Metro Light Study 

♦ Green and Balboa (Geneva) Facilities 

11. Adjournment: 4:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 






Notice of a Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 



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Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 







Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv(g)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



litem # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 

il 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


2:00 


1 
2. 


Public Comment 


2:03 


3. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


2:12 


I If 1 

4. BREDA Rebuild (Discussion/Action) Ken McDonald 


2:15 


5. 


Switch at 4 th and King Streets (Discussion/Action) Ken McDonald 


3:50 


6. 


ATCS (Automatic Train Control System) (Discussion/Action) Ken 
McDonald 


3:25 


7. 


Bus Shelter Project (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


4:00 


8. 


1 — - ■ ■ — ■■■■ ■■■■ — ■'■"- ■ ■ ■ ■■- ■'■"•■ ■ — ■■■■ 

Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 
13, 2007, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 p.m. 


4:25 


9. Adjournment 

1 11 


4:30 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



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FINAL Minutes 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 2:32 p.m., Tuesday, May 
29, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, 
and Jamison Wieser 

EMSC Members Absent: None 



MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Daniel Murphy, and 
Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Sonali Bose (MTA Chief Finance Officer), Kenneth McDonald 
(MTA Chief Operations Officer), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary) 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

3. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented 

4. BREDA Rebuild (Discussion/ Action) 

Participating staff- Kenneth McDonald 

A discussion ensued regarding rehabilitation versus new vehicles, based on obsolete 
technology. Mr. McDonald would like to develop and fund a Master Plan with programs to 
decide between a complete rehabilitation, upgrades or pieces for trucks, breaks, propulsion, 
doors and steps systems. The Master Plan would also include a lifecycle program. 




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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 

5. Switch at 4 th and King Streets (Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff - Kenneth McDonald 

Mr. McDonald reviewed some of the challenges and software upgrades at 4 th and King 
Streets to better work with circuitry divisions. The switch itself worked fine, but 
maintenance procedures that were reduced perhaps due to costs, should be restored. Mr. 
McDonald needed solutions from DPT with ongoing traffic problems, especially with regards 
to motorists making left turns in the intersection. 

6. ATCS (Automatic Train Control System) (Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff - Kenneth McDonald 

A discussion ensued. Mr. Ferrario felt that the ATCS was an over-engineered failure 
resulting in decreased ridership and needed to be replaced by a simpler system. Mr. 
McDonald would first, be having a meeting with staff to develop a Rail Track Way 
Maintenance program, with timelines and costs for regular Ultra Sonic testing, rail grinding 
(which affects the ATCS), rail replacement, and area repairs within the system, and second, 
what would be the second generation for ATCS. 

7. Bus Shelter Project (Discussion/Action) 
Participating staff- Sonali Bose 

Ms. Bose distributed and reviewed the PowerPoint handout entitled "San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Transit Shelter Maintenance and Advertising Request for Proposal 
Summary, April 26, 2007." 

A discussion ensued. MTA received an annual flat sum of $250,000 but no advertisement 
revenue under the previous shelter contract with Viacom and CBS. The selection panel for 
the new applicants included 20 members from various City departments, such as, DPW, Arts 
Commission, S.F. Port, Disability, etc. Public input from the website and City Hall was 
abundant. The vendor was to be selected July 19, 2007. 

8. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

9. Adjournment: 4:42 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice 

Regular Meeting and Agenda 
for 

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 SEP 2 8 2007 
San Francisco, California SAN FRANC | SC o 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(1 Vacancy) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 



Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes for April 11, May 9, and May 29, 2007 

(Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:12 


5. 


Way Finding/Graphics at Muni Metro Stations (Discussion/ Action) 
Marc Caposino 


3:15 


6. 


June 30 th Service Changes (CAC initiated) (Discussion/Action) Peter 
Straus 


3:40 


7. 


PUC Market Street Metro Light Study (Discussion/Action) Ted 
Aranas 


4:05 


8. 


Green and Geneva Facilities (Discussion/Action) Ted Aranas 


4:30 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, July 
11, 2007, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 p.m. 


4:55 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:00 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 



FINAL Minutes 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). 

Chairman Dan Weaver called the meeting to order at 3:07 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



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EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, 
and Jamison Wieser 

EMSC Members Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Judson True (MTA CAC Liaison), Peter Straus (MTA Manager 
Service Planning), Marc Caposino (MTA Marketing), Ted Aranas (MTA Facilities Manager), 
and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary) 

Community Representatives Present: None 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

Adopt Minutes for April 11, May 9, and May 29, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 

Participating staff - Judson True 

Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Dan Weaver expressed their disapproval of the decision by 
staff to reduce full committee minutes to action minutes for committees. While action 
minutes were up to legal standards, they were not informative. Members wanted 
committees' action minutes restored to full minutes. 

EMSC Action Minutes were not adopted. 

Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented 




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5. Way Finding/Graphics at Muni Metro Stations (Discussion/ Action) Marc Caposino and 
Peter Straus 

Mr. Straus distributed and reviewed copies of the order-of-station styled Metro map and 
Muni map. Discussion ensued. Brail/Tactile versions of the order-of-station style maps will 
be hung up in all the Metro stations. 

Mr. Caposino invited suggestions for new directional terms other than the term inbound. 

Mr. Caposino announced new digital touch screens with Metro and NextBus information. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC: 

Inbound and Outbound boarding signs were removed. Response: Signs listing all the Metro 
lines have been placed along the track walls indicating inbound or outbound with the height 
placement according to ADA regulations. More signs, including inbound and outbound signs 
placed on platform walls, were forthcoming; however, there has been discussion since the 
advent of the T-line because outbound for the T-line is inbound for all other trains and visa- 
versa. Mr. Caposino invited suggestions for alternative directional terms other than inbound 
and outbound. 

Dan Weaver suggested posting signage ideas on a MTA website for public opinions and 
comments before installing permanent signs. 

Jamison Wieser suggested updating the maps to show that the J Church and N Judah trains 
continue to the Caltrain station. 

Steve Ferrario: 

Mr. Ferrario pointed out that the lettering may be difficult for sight impaired patrons. The 
lettering should all be in capitol letters. Response: The lettering style was the logo of the 
MTA. Public announcements had already been sent out to numerous groups, including 
SPUR, CAC, etc. Lighting has been a major problem. Facilities Maintenance has drastically 
improved lighting at the Van Ness station. 

6. June 30 th Service Changes (CAC Initiated) (Discussion/Action) Peter Straus 

EMSC discussion ensued. 

Mr. Straus distributed copies of the SFMTA Street & Transit Map 2007, and reviewed service 
changes with J Church, N Judah and K Ingleside trains. 

7. PUC Market Street Metro Light Study (Discussion/Action) Ted Aranas 

Mr. Aranas explained that the PUC Light Study was part of a clean energy/clean air 
program. On the portion referring to lighting was looking at efficiency and energy use, 
example changing from incandescent to compact florescent lighting, etc. The PUC's study 
involved identifying areas for improvement in efficiency use of energy with respect to 
lighting, motors, etc., example changing a T-12 to a T-8 in a fixture for energy savings. 

EMSC discussion ensued. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

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Dan Weaver: 

Did the PUC check light levels? Response: Mr. Aranas did not believe that light level was 
the focus. The PUC focused on energy savings. The new T-8 promises better light 
rendition. 

What would be done as a result of the PUC Lighting Study? Response: The Agency would 
be looking for funding sources to change lighting in areas recommended for energy savings. 

Lighting has deteriorated. Mr. Weaver suggested identifying a standard for adequate 
lighting, suggesting BART as a source of information. 

BART redesigned lighting in the Powell, Civic Center, and Montgomery Stations and adding 
halogen lighting. Response: It was reported that BART was having problems with HID 
lighting burning out quickly, resulting in increased maintenance costs. The PUC study 
focused on savings. 

Mr. Weaver suggested better wall colors. He felt that the blue colors used were darker than 
red colors. Mr. Ferrario added that BART changed their wall color to ivory, which 
brightened their stations. 

Mr. Aranas announced painting and carbon dust cleaning at the Van Ness Avenue and 
Montgomery stations and tunnels. 

8. Green and Geneva Facilities (Discussion/Action) Ted Aranas 

Mr. Weaver expressed concern regarding repairing the irrigation system at the Green 
facility's yard and adding irrigation at Geneva facility's yard. EMSC discussion ensued. 

Mr. Aranas still needed a 3 rd gardener. Mr. Aranas reviewed plans for a low-maintenance 
rock garden at the Geneva facilities while waiting Muni's plumbers to complete the irrigation 
system. Plumbers were very busy with repairs and projects throughout Muni. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Mr. Weaver inquired about a team dedicated to cleaning Muni platforms. Response: The 
increase in personnel had not been approved in the Budget. Mr. Aranas reviewed the 
difference between having an in-house team versus hiring a company to steam clean 
platforms. 

Mr. Ferrario pointed out that the palm trees along Market Street were long overdue for 
trimming and needed a regularly trimming scheduled. Response: DPW were responsible to 
trim palm trees along Market Street. DPW had the budget to maintain palms along Market 
Street as well as the MOU for palm tree maintenance along the T-Third line. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference 
Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

10. Adjournment: 5:18 p.m. 

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Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice 

Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 



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Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(1 Vacancy) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



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Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@>ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
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required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes for April 11, May 9, and May 29, June 13, 2007 

(Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:12 


5. 


J Church Test (Discussion/Action) Jim Kelly 


3:15 


6. 

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Fleet Procurement (Discussion/Action) Elson Hao 

.... .... 


3:40 


7. 


Transit Shelters RFP (Discussion/ Action) Gail Stein 


4:05 


1 

8. 


r "■■■ — 

MUNI Metro ACTS-Automatic (or Alcatel?) Train Control 
System (Discussion/Action) Wai Tom 


4:30 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
August 8, 2007, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 
p.m. 


4:55 


10. 


Adjournment 


5:00 




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FINAL Minutes 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call 

Chairperson Dan Weaver called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



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EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and 
Jamison Wieser. 

EMSC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 3:33 p.m. 

EMSC Members Absent: None 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Daniel Murphy 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Judson True (CAC Liaison and Local Government Relations 
Manager), Debra Reed (CAC Secretary), Gail Stein (Principal Administrative Analyst), Sonali 
Bose (Chief Finance Officer), Elson Hao (Muni Senior Vehicle Engineer), Patty DeVlieg, and 
Wai Tom (Senior Operations Manager). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Public comments made by Edward Mason. 

3. Adopt Minutes for April 11, May 9, and May 29, June 13, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 

Discussion ensued with Participation from staff speaker Judson True. Secretary Debra Reed 
will restore committee minutes for April, May, and June from the abbreviated action minutes 
format to the full minutes format as requested by subcommittees of the MTA CAC. She 
expected to have the full minutes for EMSC available at the August meeting. 

No action by the EMSC. 




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4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 

Chair wanted to draft resolution on 4 subjects as follows to be forwarded to the full CAC 
meeting in August 2007: 

Wayfinding 1 

WHEREAS wayfinding (including signage, messages, layout, design and arrangement of 
stations and stops) is increasingly important for public transit systems, and 

WHEREAS the MTA does not have professional wayfinding expertise on its staff 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA add 
experienced, professional wayfinding expertise to its organization. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that a portion of the revenues 
received from the new wayside advertising contract be used to create and fund two full-time 
wayfinding positions within the Planning Department of the MTA. Upon filling these two 
positions, all future Muni wayfinding functions will be removed from the Marketing 
Department. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Wieser). 

Wayfinding 2 

The MTA CAC recommends that the subway station name signs, located on the station 
platforms and the trackside walls, be changed. The new signs shall have all Title case plain 
block lettering, of a size and font easily read from the train, within the station and by 
persons who have less than perfect vision. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Wieser). 

Platform/Boarding Island Maintenance 

WHEREAS some Muni platforms/boarding islands outside of the tunnel, such as along The 
Embarcadero, King Street and Third Street, are expertly maintained on a regular schedule, 
and 

WHEREAS all other Muni platforms/boarding islands are never maintained on a scheduled 
basis; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA establish a 
policy that all platforms/boarding islands be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA establish and make public its maintenance 
standards and schedule on its website. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Wieser). 

Facility Landscaping Maintenance 

Whereas some MTA property, such as the Forest Hill Station grounds and the Flynn 
Maintenance Facility landscaping, is generally well maintained and attractive. While other 

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MTA property, such as the Phelan Loop, the Green Maintenance Facility and the Geneva 
Yard, is not maintained to any acceptable standard. 

Therefore, the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA properly maintain the buildings, 
grounds and landscaping of all of its facilities immediately. 

Be it further resolved that additional gardeners be hired or outside help be employed to end 
the long-standing maintenance backlog. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Wieser). 

Station Lighting 

WHEREAS Muni Metro underground stations seem to be poorly lighted due to dirty light 
fixtures, walls and/or ceilings or to inadequate lighting, 

WHEREAS Muni will be undertaking cleaning and re-lighting of its underground stations 
without lighting standards, and 

WHEREAS adequate station lighting is essential to a successful wayfinding program; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA establish a 
standard or standards for lighting its stations. The minimum lighting standard should be a 
standard for the edge of the boarding platform where passengers move between the train 
and the boarding platform. The BART lighting quantity standard for this is 30 footcandles, 
based on Illuminating Engineering Society criteria. (BART FACILITIES STANDARDS- 
ELECTRICAL includes additional quantity lighting standards as well as lighting quality 
standards for its stations.) 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA review the lighting levels at all boarding 
platform areas and adjust the light level according to BART's established lighting standards. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, Oka, and Wieser). 
Bruce Oka arrived after role call at 3:33 p.m. 

5. J Church Test (Discussion/Action) 
Speaker Jim Kelly was not present for this item 

6. Fleet Procurement (Discussion/ Action) Elson Hao 

A discussion ensued. Mr. Hoa reviewed the latest procurement of 56 40-foot Hybrid and 30 
30-foot Hybrid buses from Orion owned by Mercedes. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

Jamison Wieser asked what the fuel usage of diesel versus hybrid buses was. Response: 
diesel/3.2 mpg and hybrid/3.8 mpg 

Steve Ferrario asked would the diesel buses be replaced by hybrids. During catastrophes, 
such as earthquakes, diesel buses would be useful service vehicles. Dan Murphy said that 
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service life estimated for years 2009-2013. Old diesel buses would then be moved to the 
reserve fleet. 

Dan Weaver asked about midlife overhaul. Response: MTA had a midlife overhaul for Nabi 
buses, and was working on a midlife overhaul plan for Neo Plan. Ken McDonald (COO) had 
signed off on the program for midlife and was seeking funding. 

7. Transit Shelter RFP (Discussion/Action) Gail Stein 

Ms. Stein distributed the SFMTA Transit Shelter RFP Schedule, the Transit Shelter Survey 
Talley, and a picture of a proposed canopy shelter design for Metro stations with descending 
escalators. A discussion ensued. Ms. Stein announced that on June 19, 2007, of the 3 
consultants, Clear Channel Outdoor was the winning bidder for the City's transit contract. 
She reviewed a slide show of the various transit shelter submitted designs. The contract 
would be presented to the MTA Board for approval on August 21, 2007, and would start in 
December 2007. After approval from the Arts Commission, Port Commission and the Board 
of Supervisors, the Agency would have 3 months to decide on shelter designs (March 2008). 
Older shelters were expected to be replaced in 5 years. 

Public comments on the various shelters, received by June 13, 2007 would be posted on the 
website at SFMTA.com by July 16, 2007. 

Questions and Comments from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario asked was Clear Channel Outdoor a different contracting firm. Response: 
The previous firm was CBS Outdoor. Participants in the bidding were Clear Channel, 
Samousa, and CBS together with JC Decaux in a joint venture. 

Mr. Ferrario suggested a video screen inside the proposed canopy shelter design for Metro 
stations, as a revenue source. 

8. MUNI Metro ATCS-Advanced Train Control System (Alcatel) 
(Discussion/Action) Wai Tom and Patty DeVlieg 

A discussion ensued. Mr. Tom described the working principles of the Axle Counter 
Evaluator Unit (ACE) a redundant system which counts trains in and out of the Metro 
System since 1996, and the particular Metro failure on June 27, 2007. Ms. DeVlieg pointed 
out the need for resources to move a contract forward in order to buy standby units such as 
the ACE unit (8 units needed). Any system requires support, training from the vendor, 
spare parts, upgrades, etc. At this time there was no maintenance contract with the 
supplier Thales in Toronto, previously known as Alcatel. A real benefit would be a regular 
annual audit of the equipment from the vendor to point out obsolete equipment and 
keeping up with upgrades and new technology on software and hardware. Mr. Tom added 
that round-the-clock maintenance consisted of 21 persons overseeing the entire Muni 
system, needed to be increased to 30 persons. 

Ms. DeVlieg announced that in response to the Citizens Advisory Council and other groups 
who favored the Embarcadero monitor, a project had been initiated in the Capital 
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Metro subway platforms. The SFMuniCentral.com website was available, which showed 
dynamic train locations information from the ATCS controller console. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

Dan Weaver 

Mr. Weaver asked about the Metro problem on the morning of June 27, 2007. Response: 
One of the circuit boards was not functioning properly, stopping Metro traffic because it was 
unsafe to move trains in automatic through an area which could not detect non- 
communicating trains. While repeatedly troubleshooting, swapping out the electronic 
boards and rebooting the system, the trains were operating in manual mode with speeds 
not to exceed 27 mph, but also resulting in a domino effect and backup. It was 
approximately 2:00 in the afternoon when service was restored. It would be ideal to have 
an entire ACE unit to swap in, rather than going through the process of troubleshooting a 
problem unit. 

Steve Ferrario 

Mr. Ferrario asked about the reliability of ATCS. Response: A study from an outside 
consultant revealed that Metro was running 3% and better of problems with trains not 
communicating. Of the events observed, 75% were caused during entry at Duboce, others 
at West Portal, and a few in the tunnel. A high percentage of those failures were actually 
caused by operators not knowing entry procedures, clearly a training issue. Recent 
software modifications were available offering opportunities to re-entering trains in the 
subway that lost communication with the ACS. Some of the failures were caused by the old 
residual elements of the outdated signal system, also known as the block system. June 
2007 funding was identified for one of the upcoming projects would be the finally cutover to 
full ATCS between Embarcadero and West Portal, which would reduce complexity and 
increase reliability of ATCS. 

Mr. Ferrario commented about operator responsibilities. Response: While the ATCS 
controlled trains, the Operators' duty was to look out for obstructions in the railway, such as 
people, objects, etc. 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Maintenance Training - Adrian Moy 

10. Adjournment: 6:10 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice 

Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 OCT - 3 2007 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISC0 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(1 Vacancy) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes for April 11, May 9, and May 29, June 13, and 
July 11, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:12 


5. 


BREDA Master Plan (Discussion/ Action) Ken McDonald 


3:15 


6. 


Balboa and Glenn Park BART Stations Planning update 

(Discussion/Action) Peter Albert 


4:15 


7. 


Recommendation to Increase Emergency Crew Staffing and 
Provide Additional Training (Discussion/ Action) 


4:40 


8. 


Recommendation to Prioritize Solar Powered NextBus for Bus 
and Street Car Islands (Discussion/Action) 


4:50 


9. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
September 12, 2007, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 
3:00 p.m. 


5:00 


10. 


Adjournment 

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5:05 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
Regular Meeting Minutes 

SEP 1 3 2007 



Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:10 p.m., Wednesday, May 
9, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and 
Jamison Wieser. 

EMSC Members Absent: Bruce Oka 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Emily Drennen, and 

Norman Rolfe 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Peter Albert (Deputy 
Director - Long Range Planning), Darton Ito (Manager - Long Range Planning), Kim Walton, 
and Wilson Johnson (MTA Planning - Central Subway). 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

3. Adopt Minutes for April 11, May 9, May 29, June 13, and July 11, 2007: 

Minutes were adopted. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) - no report presented 

5. BREDA Master Plan (Discussion/Action) Wilson Johnson 

Mr. Ken McDonald was unable to attend. Mr. Johnson asked that the BREDA Master Plan be 
rescheduled for a future meeting. 

6. Balboa and Glenn Park BART Stations Planning update (Discussion/Action) 
Peter Albert 

An EMSC discussion ensued with staff participants Peter Albert, Darton Ito, and Kim Walton 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 

Both Balboa Park and Glenn Park Stations are both BART station projects with real capital 
project outcomes as a result of the Better Neighborhoods Plan. Congressman Lanthos and 
Supervisor Bevan Dufty were very instrumental in the Federal Government granting the MTA 
$3.5 million to implement pieces of the Better Neighborhoods Plan in partnership with BART, 
MTA, Transportation Authority, Caltrans, City College, Park and Recreation, and City 
Planning Department as being the caretaker of the entire vision. As an EIR, this Section 
5309 Federal Government money could only be spent on transit with a 20% match by 
transit of local environmental money. Safe Routes to Transit Avocations, Art Regional Bike 
Ped were some of the other grant sources involved. 

Glenn Park Station has a narrow congested intersection at Bosworth and Diamond, with 
pedestrians, cabs, cars, and buses. This plan features a possible bridge between the back 
of the BART station to the J Church stop, taxi-waiting stands, and improved inner mode 
around BART including a bus loop around the station thus avoiding the congested Diamond 
intersection. 

Balboa Park Station is built next to a freeway area with pedestrians flowing in from 
Ingleside, San Miguel, and City College areas crossing the on/off ramps of the freeway. 
Real traffic, pedestrian, bicyclists, bus, light trail, and BART issues are all tied together to 
make Balboa Park one of the highest transit mode splits. Transportation and land use 
would be knitted together to offer more housing, make the transit hub work better, and 
resolve the awkwardness of how pedestrians navigate to BART and Muni. The plan calls for 
a deck over the freeways and a reconfiguration of the on/off ramps (a future project). 
Studies included looking at an overview of bus services coming into the BART area as well 
as their impacts on patrons throughout their perspective routes, how the street cars serve 
the station, and the present industrial uses of the 3 facility yards maintained by MTA for 
BREDA and historic cars. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario commented that once property is gone, that would be final. Would the upper 
yard be developed for housing? The bus and street car fleets are increasing. Response: 
Post MTA merger, the Planning Department would first need to complete an inventory 
assessment of its many facilities between Muni and DPT along with their various long-term 
needs, short-term needs, facility locations, re-define facility functions between DPT and 
Muni needs, etc. The plan was done in 2002, and the response has been that the MTA 
could not yet promise an upper yard development sight. 

Dan Weaver pointed out the Radulavich plan to re-define part of the Balboa reservoir as a 
relocation site for Muni's Green facility. Response: Both Mr. Albert and Mr. Carl Rohan 
(MTA Director - Planning) had spoken with Mr. Radulavich about this plan, however the 
MTA did not yet have the Balboa reservoirs included in the scope. 

Mr. Weaver recalled that Ms. Kim Walton had stated at a previous EMSC meeting that was 
going to select consultants and start the planning process for this Better Neighborhoods 
Plan engineering component in September. Mr. Weaver read from a report that the 
Transportation Authority would not be releasing funding for the plan. Response: The MTA 

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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 

has received funding from the Transportation Authority. The RFP for engineering was 
expected to be released during the fall of 2007. Kim Walton along with Darton Ito would be 
managing both projects. 

7. Recommendation to Increase Emergency Crew Staffing and Provide Additional 
Training (Discussion/Action) 

Between personal time off and vacancies there was only one emergency crew to service any 
Muni crises involving moving people, such as vehicles break downs, overhead wiring 
problems, computer problems in Metro, etc. This crew was also inadequately trained for the 
array of emergency possibilities. 

The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA increase the number of emergency crews to 
provide 3 fully staffed crews available on-call at all times. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, and Wieser). 

8. Recommendation to Prioritize Solar Powered NextBus for Bus and Street Car 
Islands (Discussion/Action) 

Island shelters equipped with solar power for NextMuni should be a first priority for 
deployment. 

The MTA CAC recommends that the first priority in design and deployment of the next 
generations of bus shelters should be for the bus and streetcar islands without NextMuni 
services and shall include that service by utilization of solar power. 

EMSC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver, Ferrario, Oka, and Wieser). 

9. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ J Church Test 

♦ 29 Test 

♦ BREDA Master Plan - Kenneth McDonald 

♦ Maintenance Training - Adrian Moy (Orientation and Training for the Emergency Crew 
Staff) 

10. Adjournment: 5:10 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice 



Regular Meeting and Agenda 



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for 

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 



Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(1 Vacancy) DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 7 2007 
Notes: SAN FRANCISCO 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library^Rain), lUlHirkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 
multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 

individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at 
this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are 
posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are 
available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or 
by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 
Item 



Call to Order/ Roll Call 



Public Comment 

Adopt Minutes for August 8, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 



5. 
6. 
7. 

8. 



Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 



J Church Test (Discussion/ Action) Jim Kelly 
BREDA Mid Life (Discussion/ Action) Ken McDonald 






Maintenance Training Program (Discussion/Action) Adrian Moy 

Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
October 10, 2007, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 
p.m. 



Estimated 
Time 

3:00 






3:03 
3:10 



9. Adjournment 



3:12 
3:15 
3:40 



~ 






4:40 
5:00 






5:05 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Regular Meeting Minutes 

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



OCT 1 7 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Engineering, 
Maintenance & Safety committee (EMSC) was called to order at 3:08 p.m., Wednesday, 
September 12, 2007. Daniel Weaver (Chair) presided. A quorum was present including the 
following: 

EMSC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and 
Jamison Wieser. 

EMSC Members Absent: Bruce Oka 

MTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: None 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) present: Jim Kelly (MUNI Sr. Operations Manager, Central Control), 
Elson Hao (Muni Senior Vehicle Engineer), John Sadorra (MUNI Chief Mechanical Officer, 
Rail), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None. 

3. Adopt August 8, 2007 minutes: 

August minutes were adopted. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Weaver (EMSC Chair) 

Mr. Weaver reviewed Examiner's September 12, 2007 news article titled, Muni's System 
Central Control and More, which commented on metro's system wide delay problems since 
the august of the T Third line. Upgrades for Central Control were estimated at $290 million; 
Muni had identified $15 million. Jim Kelly commented that the facility for Central Control in 
addition to being outdated was too small. 

5. 3 Church Test (Discussion/ Action) 

An EMSC discussion ensued with staff participation from Jim Kelly. The test involved using 
adequate resources, borrowing drivers and supervisors from other routes, and having DPT 
personnel touring for double-parking violations in order to make the test work with a goal to 




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Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 

achieve the 85% on-time performance rate. Spikes during the on-time performance test 
were affected by incidents along the routes, such as, tracks blocked by autos, vehicle 
breakdowns, overhead problems, etc. 

The maintenance department had been successful in keeping up with the daily vehicle 
requirement. On the other hand rail car drivers were understaffed by 70 drivers, with no 
extra-board, due to attrition. A significant number of drivers were retiring or leaving the 
agency compared to the number of new drivers being hired and trained. 

Questions and Comments from EMSC 

Dan Weaver 

Had there been improvement from the traditional slow morning train commute from Van 
Ness Avenue? Response: By combining the K Ingleside train with the T Third train as a 
single train, there was improvement since fewer trains/one less train (K line) were being 
turned back at the Embarcadero. Monday night remained problematic because of extra 
trains needed to service riders attending ball games. 

Was there any information revealed about the ATCS? Response: The test did not have any 
reflection on the ATCS system. When trying to turn 48 trains around at the Embarcadero 
station using 2 station pockets within a 1-hour time period, there would most likely be some 
expected backup. One of the solutions to alleviate the backup was to combine K Ingleside 
train with the T Third Street train as a single train to terminate at Sunnyvale in Visitation 
Valley, instead of the turnaround at the Embarcadero Station. 

Jamison Wieser 

Could more trains be added to continue from the Embarcadero Station to CalTrain? 
Response: The intersection at 4 th and King Streets with the N Judah and the K/T train is 
already extremely busy with auto and pedestrian traffic during the PM commute. Adding a 
third train line, especially during ball game night, could be disastrous for commuters anxious 
to arrive at CalTrain. 

Lessens learned were operator availability, more street supervisors, Response: TEP was 
looking at the number of stop signs resulting in slow transit speed and vehicle problems 
such as wear and tear on breaks, frequent door cycles and door interference by people 
holding doors open. 

6. BREDA Mid Life (Discussion/Action) 

An EMSC discussion ensued with staff participation from Elson Hao and John Sadorra. 
MTA BREDA trains would be reaching midlife age at 15 years in 2010 - 2011. A BREDA 
Midlife overhaul program was suggested by the EMSC and was eventually included in the 
MTA budget; however the allocation were absorbed during 2005 - 2006 by cost overruns to 
complete the T Third project. Midlife overhaul was estimated to be $1.5 million per car, 
versus purchasing new BREADA trains at $4 million per car. The overhaul program would 
be supported by a combination of Federal and local funds. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee 

Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 

The maintenance staff had dwindled by 38% since the year 2000 due to attrition. Short 
staffed maintenance group has been able to keep the trains running; however they do not 
have the long-term resources necessary to efficiently maintain BREDA trains. BREDA trains 
would need to be outsourced to independent companies for overhauls. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA increased the Rail Maintenance staff by 
50% thereby returning them to their levels in the year 2000. 

Moved by Dan Weaver 
2 nd by Jamison Wieser 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Weaver (Chair), Ferrario, and Wieser) 

7. Maintenance Training Program (Discussion/Action) 

Speaker Adrian Moy was not present for this item. This item will be continued at the 
October EMSC meeting. No action was taken by the EMSC. 

8. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items: 

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Maintenance Training Program 

♦ What are MTA's Requirements for Vehicle Storage Over the Next 25 to 30 Years 

9. Adjournment: 4:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice 10-03-07A11 :2 

Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 OCT 

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Members: 



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Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

(1 Vacancy) 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st 
floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. There is accessible on-street 
vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south 
side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 
72 hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
So. Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on MTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darbv(5)sfqov.orq . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their 
website at http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes for September 12, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:10 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


3:12 


5. 


Subway Station Platform Monitors (Discussion/Action) Frank Lau 


3:15 


6. 


Streetcar Parking /Storage and Maintenance Requirements for 
the Next 25 Years (Discussion/Action) Carter Rohan, Peter Albert, 
and Tom Radolovich, BART Director and Ex. Dir. of Livable City 


3:45 


7. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ 
Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
November 14, 2007, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 
3:00 p.m. 


4:45 


8. 

! 


Adjournment 


5:00 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Regular Meeting Minutes 



NOV 3 2007 



Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISOU 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call: Chairman Weaver called the meeting to order at 3:01 p.m. 

EMSC Members present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and 
Jamison Wieser. 

EMSC Members present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka arrived at 3:20 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Daniel Murphy 

SFMTA staff and other city departments present: Frank Lau (SFMTA Acting Project 
Engineer - NextBus), Carter Rohan (SFMTA - Senior Director Transportation Planning & 
Development), Peter Albert (SFMTA - Deputy Director Transportation Planning & 
Development) and Debra Reed (SFMTA CAC Secretary). 

2. Adopt Minutes for September 12, 2007: 

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved (Absent: Bruce Oka). 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

4. Report of the Chairman: Dan Weaver 
No report. 

5. Subway Station Platform Monitors: (Discussion/Action) Frank Lau 

Mr. Lau stated that the Agency received positive feedback regarding the NextBus display 
from the public, the Mayor's office, as well as SFMTA Executive Director Nathaniel Ford. 42- 
inch flat-screens have been installed at all the Metro stations featuring NextBus data. 

Comments and Questions from the EMSC 

Steve Ferrario pointed out that NextBus information may be easy to read, but the 
information was often wrong. Mr. Ferrario preferred the reliability of ATCS. He felt that a 
lot of money was being spent to end up with erroneous information. Mr. Lau said that ATCS 
reports information on trains that are in the tunnel whereas NextBus reports on information 
for trains both outside the tunnel and inside the tunnel using a prediction method. 




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Jamison Wieser felt that it was unnecessary for NextBus screens to display the entire 
railway system throughout San Francisco. Mr. Wieser will forward his suggested mockups 
for easier readability to Mr. Lau. 

Motion: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the direct ATCS Track Presentation be 
displayed on the new Subway Platform Video Monitors, until a new proposed presentation 
has been methodically tested for "ease of use" and "accuracy". The level of accuracy for 
any new proposed presentation shall be equal to or better than the current ATCS display. 

Motion passed unanimously. 

6. Streetcar Parking /Storage and Maintenance Requirements for the Next 25 Years: 

(Discussion/Action) Carter Rohan and Peter Albert 

The merger of Muni and DPT properties has opened up opportunities for new vehicle 
storage sites ideally that will be closer to service terminals. Mr. Albert stated that the 
SFMTA's mixed-use developments should include vehicle storage, especially for the LRV 
fleet growth over the next 30 years. 

Mr. Albeit asked that the item be continued to allow additional staff participation. 

7. Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ Action) 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 1 So. 
Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 p.m. 

♦ Maintenance Training Program (Discussion/Action) Adrian Moy 

♦ Digital Voice Announcement System (Discussion/Action) 

♦ Communicating Muni Service Interruptions (planned and unplanned) (Discussion/Action) 
Murray Bond 

♦ Embarcadero L-Taraval Door Incident (Discussion/Action) 

8. Adjournment: 5:37 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Notice 

Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 N0V " 8 zoo/ 
San Francisco, California SAN FRANC | SCO 

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Members: 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 



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Council Members not members of this Committee: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 



Notes: 

Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - 
Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meeting. 

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole. 
A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all 
Committee action. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:03 


3. 


Adopt Minutes for October 10, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 


3:05 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 


3:07 


5. 


Maintenance Training Program (Discussion/Action) Adrian Moy 


3:10 


6. 


Communicating SFMTA Service Interruptions (planned and 
unplanned) to the public (Discussion/Action) Murray Bond 


3:40 


7. 


The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA increase the Rail 
Maintenance staff by 50% from current levels thereby 
returning them to their levels in the year 2000. 

(Discussion/Action) 


4:40 


8. 


Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, 
January 9, 2008, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., Conference Room 3075 at 3:00 
p.m. 


4:55 


9. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



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Disability Access 

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floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. There is accessible on- 
street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on 
the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
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72 hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
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(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine 
Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 
415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfqov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
Regular Meeting Minutes 

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. FEB - 1 2C08 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call: Chairman Weaver called the meeting to order at 3:08 p.m. 

EMSC Members present at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver (Chairman) and Steve Ferrario. 

EMSC Members absent: Bruce Oka (excused) and Jamison Wieser (excused). 

SFMTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present: Norman Rolfe (Pro 
temp for Jamison Wieser) (Mr. Rolfe departed at 4:40 p.m.) 

SFMTA staff and other city departments present: Debra Reed (SFMTA CAC 
Secretary), Adrian Moy (SFMTA Deputy Director - Safety and Training), David Chan (SFMTA 
Trainer), Murray Bond (Deputy Director for Strategic Communications), Don Gee, Ken 
McDonald (SFMTA Chief of Operations) and John Byrd (SFMTA Deputy Director for Rail 
Operations). 

2. Adopt minutes of October 10, 2007: 

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved. 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

4. Report of the Chairman: Dan Weaver 
No report. 

5. Maintenance Training: (Discussion/Action) Adrian Moy and David Chan 

Mr. Moy said that the training staff consisted of two trainers and a retiree. Currently, there 
are four vacancies for trainers. The Agency relies heavily on vendor training. There is a 
joint labor management training project with the Community Transportation Center funded 
by grants from the FTA and the Department of Labor. There had been discussion by the 
SFMTA and other agencies to partner with City College to provide a curriculum for a 
technician career path. 

Questions and Comments 

Chairman Weaver asked about the emergency crew. Mr. Moy said that there is no standing 
emergency crew. Inspectors and supervisors have been identified on a rotational base to 




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respond as a team to troubled locations. External Affairs recruit office personnel to serve as 
service quality groups to assist with crowd control and distribute information updates. 
Buses are used to provide alternate service until full service can be restored. 

Mr. Ferrario commented that there were no institutes for historical and cable cars. Mr. Moy 
said that trainers have been working closely with key employees to develop a training based 
on retiree's knowledge. 

Chairman Weaver asked about strategies to avoid future 12-hour tunnel shut downs due to 
computer failures. Mr. Byrd said that computer restrictions have been removed to allow 
manual driving operations. Mr. Byrd is having discussions with Thalis to coordinate training. 
Ken McDonald (COO) is looking to have Thalis reevaluate the ATCS system for upgrades. 

Chairman Weaver asked if the SFMTA met bus vehicle maintenance standards. Mr. Moy 
stated that all buses at the Woods facility that were tested by the California Highway Patrol 
passed inspection. 

6. Communicating SFMTA Service Interruptions to the Public: (Discussion/Action) 
Murray Bond and Don Gee 

Mr. Bond said that the SFMTA recently signed a contract with MISI Consultants to develop 
an E-Alert communication system for system failures and stoppages. 

7. The SFMTA recommends that the SFMTA increase the Rail Maintenance staff by 
50% from current levels thereby returning them to their levels in the year 2000: 

(Discussion/Action) Ken McDonald 

Mr. McDonald said that rather than looking at staff levels from year 2000 his focus has been 
on increasing staff based on annual mileage. Annual mileage increased with the advent of 
the T-Third. In light of TEP and Proposition A, Mr. McDonald expected his new plan would 
be ready for presentation to the CAC in January/February 2008. The item will be continued. 

8. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 
No questions. 

9. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: January 23, 2008, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3075, at 3:00 p.m. 

• Maintenance and Operation Budget FY08-09 - Ken McDonald 

10. Adjournment: The meeting officially adjourned at 4:40 p.m. with the departure of Pro 
Temp Normal Rolfe. With no quorum, remaining members continued in conversation. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC- Secretary 



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